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Genomind: Cynthia Kilroy

Genomind, a company developing pharmacogenetic tests for mental health conditions, has appointed Cythia Kilroy as chief strategy and corporate development officer. She joins the company from Cognizant, where she held positions in the healthcare and health strategy groups. Kilroy has also previously worked for Optum, Huron Consulting Group, and her own firm, CCK Consulting.

Genomind has also appointed Stephen Saklad to its scientific advisory board. Saklad is a clinical professor of pharmacotherapy, and adjoint professor at the University of Texas School of Medicine; and director of the Psychiatric Pharmacy Program at the San Antonio State Hospital, Texas Department of State Health Services. He is an expert clinical pharmacologist with special interest in psychopharmacology, and holds a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California.

The Scan

Comfort of Home

The Guardian reports that AstraZeneca is to run more clinical trials from people's homes with the aim of increasing participant diversity.

Keep Under Control

Genetic technologies are among the tools suggested to manage invasive species and feral animals in Australia, Newsweek says.

Just Make It

The New York Times writes that there is increased interest in applying gene synthesis to even more applications.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on OncoDB, mBodyMap, Genomicus

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database to analyze large cancer datasets, human body microbe database, and more.