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Daniel Podolsky

Agilent Technologies has appointed Daniel Podolsky to its board, increasing its size to 10 members. His appointment becomes effective in July. Podolsky is the president of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Previously, he served as chief academic officer and the faculty dean of academic programs for Partners Health System, as well as the Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The Scan

Latent HIV Found in White Blood Cells of Individuals on Long-Term Treatments

Researchers in Nature Microbiology find HIV genetic material in monocyte white blood cells and in macrophages that differentiated from them in individuals on HIV-suppressive treatment.

Seagull Microbiome Altered by Microplastic Exposure

The overall diversity and the composition at gut microbiome sites appear to coincide with microplastic exposure and ingestion in two wild bird species, according to a new Nature Ecology and Evolution study.

Study Traces Bladder Cancer Risk Contributors in Organ Transplant Recipients

In eLife, genome and transcriptome sequencing reveal mutation signatures, recurrent somatic mutations, and risky virus sequences in bladder cancers occurring in transplant recipients.

Genes Linked to White-Tailed Jackrabbits' Winter Coat Color Change

Climate change, the researchers noted in Science, may lead to camouflage mismatch and increase predation of white-tailed jackrabbits.