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Jaclyn Biegel

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has appointed Jaclyn Biegel as the director of the Center for Personalized Medicine at CHLA. She is a professor of pathology at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and also serves as chief of CHLA's new division of genomic medicine in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine. Previously, Biegel has served as director of the Cancer Cytogenetics Laboratory at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and as a professor of pediatrics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Scan

Researchers Compare WGS, Exome Sequencing-Based Mendelian Disease Diagnosis

Investigators find a diagnostic edge for whole-genome sequencing, while highlighting the cost advantages and improving diagnostic rate of exome sequencing in EJHG.

Researchers Retrace Key Mutations in Reassorted H1N1 Swine Flu Virus With Avian-Like Features

Mutations in the acidic polymerase-coding gene boost the pathogenicity and transmissibility of Eurasian avian-like H1N1 swine influenza viruses, a PNAS paper finds.

Genome Sequences Reveal Evolutionary History of South America's Canids

An analysis in PNAS of South American canid species' genomes offers a look at their evolutionary history, as well as their relationships and adaptations.

Lung Cancer Response to Checkpoint Inhibitors Reflected in Circulating Tumor DNA

In non-small cell lung cancer patients, researchers find in JCO Precision Oncology that survival benefits after immune checkpoint blockade coincide with a dip in ctDNA levels.