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James Lovett

The Wistar Institute has appointed James Lovett to its board of trustees. Lovett currently serves as vice-chairman of the board of trustees of Scholar Academics. He served for 14 years as corporate senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Covance. Prior to Covance, Lovett served as associate general counsel of FMC Corporation, was a partner at McDermott, and worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Boyce F. Martin on the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

The Scan

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.

Topical Compound to Block EGFR Inhibitors May Ease Skin Toxicities, Study Finds

A topical treatment described in Science Translational Medicine may limit skin toxicities seen with EGFR inhibitor therapy.

Dozen Genetic Loci Linked to Preeclampsia Risk in New GWAS

An analysis of genome-wide association study data in JAMA Cardiology finds genetic loci linked to preeclampsia that have ties to blood pressure.

Cancer Survival Linked to Mutational Burden in Pan-Cancer Analysis

A pan-cancer paper appearing in JCO Precision Oncology suggests tumor mutation patterns provide clues for predicting cancer survival that are independent of other prognostic factors.