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Fred Ferrara

Vermillion said today that it has appointed Fred Ferrara to the newly created post of chief information officer.

Ferrara was previously an independent information systems consultant for healthcare and mobile application firms. He was also CIO and senior vice president of Aurora Diagnostics' Anatomic Pathology Services Company and has held leadership roles with companies including LabCorp and Dianon Systems.

The Scan

Harvard Team Report One-Time Base Editing Treatment for Motor Neuron Disease in Mice

A base-editing approach restored SMN levels and improved motor function in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy, a new Science paper reports.

International Team Examines History of North American Horses

Genetic and other analyses presented in Science find that horses spread to the northern Rockies and Great Plains by the first half of the 17th century.

New Study Examines Genetic Dominance Within UK Biobank

Researchers analyze instances of genetic dominance within UK Biobank data, as they report in Science.

Cell Signaling Pathway Identified as Metastasis Suppressor

A new study in Nature homes in on the STING pathway as a suppressor of metastasis in a mouse model of lung cancer.