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Gerald Feldman

Gerald Feldman has assumed the presidency at the American College of Medical Genetics, taking over from Gail Herman who finished her two-year term at the 2015 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Salt Lake City last week.

Feldman was elected president-elect of ACMG two years ago. He is a professor of molecular medicine and genetics, pathology and pediatrics at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He directs the medical genetics residency and fellowship programs and serves as medical director of the genetic counseling graduate program.

The Scan

Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says

A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups.

Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder.

MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus

A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus.

Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures

In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.