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Crane Harris

The San Diego Blood Bank has appointed Crane Harris as the group's Chief Business Officer. He is tasked with generating new partnerships and revenue streams to support the blood bank's mission of saving lives with high-quality blood services in partnership with the community, the group said. Harris previously served as director of business development at Illumina. Prior to Illumina, Harris held positions at La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company in both business development and overseeing the bioinformatics team. Harris has also held positions at Monsanto, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising. 

The Scan

Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says

A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups.

Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder.

MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus

A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus.

Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures

In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.