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George Asimenos, Fan Fan

DNAnexus has appointed George Asimenos to chief technology officer and Fan Fan as vice president of product management. Asimenos has been with DNAnexus since its inception and most recently served as vice president of strategic projects. Prior to DNAnexus, he conducted research at Stanford University and National Technical University of Athens in comparative metagenomics, silicon compilers for reconfigurable hardware, and elliptic curve strypanalysis. Fan joins DNAnexus from Adobe, where she served as principal of product management. Prior to Adobe, she led product management at Model N.

The Scan

Study Tracks Responses in Patients Pursuing Polygenic Risk Score Profiling

Using interviews, researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics qualitatively assess individuals' motivations for, and experiences with, direct-to-consumer polygenic risk score testing.

EHR Quality Improvement Study Detects Demographic-Related Deficiencies in Cancer Family History Data

In a retrospective analysis in JAMA Network Open, researchers find that sex, ethnicity, language, and other features coincide with the quality of cancer family history information in a patient's record.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Gut Microbiome Community Structure Gradient in Meta-Analysis

Bringing together data from prior studies, researchers in Genome Biology track down microbial taxa and a population structure gradient with ties to ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.

Ancient Greek Army Ancestry Highlights Mercenary Role in Historical Migrations

By profiling genomic patterns in 5th century samples from in and around Himera, researchers saw diverse ancestry in Greek army representatives in the region, as they report in PNAS.