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D. Gary Gilliland

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has named cancer genetics and precision medicine expert D. Gary Gilliland as its new president and director. Gilliland will assume his new role on Jan. 2. Gilliland previously was vice president of precision medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. Before that he was an executive at Merck Research Laboratories and spent two decades at Harvard Medical School teaching medicine and investigating the genetic basis of blood cancers. His work has led to the development of a number of personalized cancer therapies.

The Scan

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.