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Human Longevity: Thomas Caskey

Human Longevity has appointed Thomas Caskey as chief medical officer. Caskey is a professor of molecular and human genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine, and is board-certified in internal medicine, medical genetics, and molecular genetics. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, Royal Society of Canada and the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science. He is also past president of the American Society of Human Genetics and the Human Genome Organization. 

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.