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Douglas Brutlag

Sure Genomics, a personal genetics company, said today that Douglas Brutlag, professor emeritus of biochemistry & medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has formally joined the company's advisory board.

Brutlag has a Ph.D in biochemistry with great distinction from Stanford University, which he received in 1972. He has been a professor of biochemistry at the university since 1974. Also, he was a co-founder of IntelliGenetics, one of the first firms involved in bioinformatics, and he co-founded the International Society for Computational Biology. Brutlag has also served on the scientific advisory boards of many firms and organizations, including the National Library of Medicine and the Max Planck Institute. 

The Scan

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Participation Analysis

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Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

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In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.