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Catalina Lopez-Correa

Genome British Columbia has appointed Catalina Lopez-Correa as vice president of sector development and chief scientific officer. Most recently, Lopez-Correa was the vice president and chief scientific officer of scientific affairs at Genome Quebec.  Since 2002, she has served as evaluator for large multinational projects funded by the European Commission, the Innovative Medicine Initiative and the National Institutes of Health. 

The Scan

Foxtail Millet Pangenome, Graph-Based Reference Genome

Researchers in Nature Genetics described their generation of a foxtail millet pangenome, which they say can help in crop trait improvement.

Protein Length Distribution Consistent Across Species

An analysis in Genome Biology compares the lengths of proteins across more than 2,300 species, finding similar length distributions.

Novel Genetic Loci Linked to Insulin Resistance in New Study

A team reports in Nature Genetics that it used glucose challenge test data to home in on candidate genes involved in GLUT4 expression or trafficking.

RNA Editing in Octopuses Seems to Help Acclimation to Shifts in Water Temperature

A paper in Cell reports that octopuses use RNA editing to help them adjust to different water temperatures.