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Farzana Moinuddin, Ann Wallin

Nanosphere has named Farzana Moinuddin acting principal financial officer and interim chief accounting officer. She replaces Ann Wallin, who resigned from her roles as interim chief financial officer, chief accounting officer, and secretary. Moinuddin joined the firm in May 2014 and previously held the role of accounting manager. From 2005 to 2014, she worked at Stericycle. She has an MBA from Northern Illinois University.

The Scan

Foxtail Millet Pangenome, Graph-Based Reference Genome

Researchers in Nature Genetics described their generation of a foxtail millet pangenome, which they say can help in crop trait improvement.

Protein Length Distribution Consistent Across Species

An analysis in Genome Biology compares the lengths of proteins across more than 2,300 species, finding similar length distributions.

Novel Genetic Loci Linked to Insulin Resistance in New Study

A team reports in Nature Genetics that it used glucose challenge test data to home in on candidate genes involved in GLUT4 expression or trafficking.

RNA Editing in Octopuses Seems to Help Acclimation to Shifts in Water Temperature

A paper in Cell reports that octopuses use RNA editing to help them adjust to different water temperatures.