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Bryan Carey and Frederick Hessler

PierianDx has appointed Bryan Carey and Frederick Hessler to its board of directors. Carey currently serves as the executive vice president, CFO and director of Sunspire Health. Prior to joining Sunspire, he served as the president and CFO of 21st Century Oncology, served as managing director of Vestar Capital Partners, and served as CFO and managing director of Aearo in Europe. Hessler currently serves on the boards of Surgical Care Affiliates the LHP Hospital Group  and the American Hospital Association Operations Committee. Prior to that, he has worked at Citigroup, served as partner and regional director of Healthcare at Ernst & Young, and served as a board member of MedAssets.

The Scan

Hormone-Based Gene Therapy to Sterilize Domestic Cat

A new paper in Nature Communication suggests that gene therapy could be a safer alternative to spaying domestic cats.

Active Lifestyle Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in People at High Genetic Risk

A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that an active lifestyle goes a long way in type 2 diabetes prevention.

Beneficial, Harmful Effects of Introgression Between Wild and Domesticated European Grapes

A paper in PNAS shows that European wild grapevines were an important resource for improving the flavor of cultivated wine grapes.

Genetic Ancestry of South America's Indigenous Mapuche Traced

Researchers in Current Biology analyzed genome-wide data from more than five dozen Mapuche individuals to better understand their genetic history.