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Glympse Bio: Jessica Atkinson

Glympse Bio, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company developing bioengineered, tunable biosensors to detect disease and gauge treatment response, has named Jessica Atkinson as senior vice president of business development. Atkinson most recently served as VP of biopharma business development at Foundation Medicine, and prior to that was senior director of corporate business development. Prior to Foundation Medicine, she held a business development role at Asuragen.

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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.