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Daniel Pomp

Daniel Pomp has been named to the board of directors of CoreBiome, a genomics platform company focused on microbiomics research. Pomp previously founded GeneSeek, which provided DNA testing services for agribusiness and veterinary medicine and was acquired by Neogen in 2010. He is a member of the advisory board for AgriCapital, a boutique investment bank in NYC; the scientific advisory board for Locus Biosciences; and the board of directors for the Center for Entrepreneurial Development. Pomp is also a professor in the Departments of Genetics (School of Medicine) and Nutrition (School of Public Health) at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

The Scan

Study Finds Costs of Genome Sequencing May Limit Utility in Routine Care

Researchers report in the European Journal of Human Genetics that genome sequencing for rare disease diagnoses currently has similar benefits as less expensive exome analysis.

Study Suggests Nursing Mother's Diet Can Impact Offspring's Gut Microbiome

A new Cell Host and Microbe paper finds that mice whose mothers were fed a low-fiber diet during nursing experience lasting microbiota dysbiosis and increased obesity.

Study Links Genetic Risk for ADHD With Alzheimer's Disease

A higher polygenic risk score for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is also linked to cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease, a new study in Molecular Psychiatry finds.

Study Offers Insights Into Role of Structural Variants in Cancer

A new study in Nature using cell lines shows that structural variants can enable oncogene activation.