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Daniel Swan

Daniel Swan has joined The Genome Analysis Center (TGAC) as head of the platform and pipelines group, where he will be responsible for the research institute's suite of advanced genome analysis facilities.

Previously, Swan headed NGS analysis at Oxford Gene Technology and was responsible for developing NGS products and services for academic, commercial, and clinical research customers. He also has worked at the National Environmental Research Council's environmental bioinformatics center, and he ran Newcastle University's bioinformatics core facility.

Swan trained as a vertebrate developmental biologist at Imperial College London and Edinburgh University before transitioning into bioinformatics with a post at Barts and the London Genome Center. 

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.