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Karine Hovanes, Trilochan Sahoo, R. Weslie Tyson

CombiMatrix promoted Karine Hovanes to vice president of scientific advancement and laboratory director, and Trilochan Sahoo to VP of clinical affairs and director of cytogenetics. They will assume the responsibilities of R. Weslie Tyson who is retiring on Dec. 12 from his position as CMO.

Hovanes was assistant director at the genetics department at US Labs and assistant director at the molecular laboratory of Esoterix before joining CombiMatrix. She is a diplomat at the American Board of Medical Genetics as a clinical cytogeneticist and clinical molecular geneticist.

Sahoo joined CombiMatrix in April after serving as senior director, clinical cytogenetics at Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute. Before that, he was laboratory director for Signature Genomic Laboratories and assitant director of the Kleberg cytogenetics laboratory, medical genetics laboratories at the Baylor College of Medicine.

The Scan

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Among other intriguing compounds, researchers find the nucleotide uracil, a component of RNA sequences, in samples collected from the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu, as they report in Nature Communications.

Clinical Trial Participants, Investigators Point to Importance of Clinical Trial Results Reporting in Canadian Study

Public reporting on clinical trial results is crucial, according to qualitative interviews with clinical trial participants, investigators, and organizers from three provinces appearing in BMJ Open.

Old Order Amish Analysis Highlights Autozygosity, Potential Ties to Blood Measures

Researchers in BMC Genomics see larger and more frequent runs-of-homozygosity in Old Order Amish participants, though only regional autozygosity coincided with two blood-based measures.

Suicidal Ideation-Linked Loci Identified Using Million Veteran Program Data

Researchers in PLOS Genetics identify risk variants within and across ancestry groups with a genome-wide association study involving veterans with or without a history of suicidal ideation.