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Kathy Hudson

Kathy Hudson has been named chair of the scientific advisory board for Sequence Bio. Hudson will offer expertise in population genomics projects to help the company with its therapeutic discovery efforts. Hudson is CEO of the People-Centered Research Foundation. Previously, she spent eight years leading science policy, legislation, and communications and outreach efforts for the National Institutes of Health. She is the former deputy director for science, outreach, and policy at the NIH, and acted as a senior advisor to the agency's director.

The Scan

Single-Cell Sequencing Points to Embryo Mosaicism

Mosaicism may affect preimplantation genetic tests for aneuploidy, a single-cell sequencing-based analysis of almost three dozen embryos in PLOS Genetics finds.

Rett Syndrome Mouse Model Study Points to RNA Editing Possibilities

Investigators targeted MECP2 in mutant mouse models of Rett syndrome, showing in PNAS that they could restore its expression and dial down symptoms.

Investigators Find Shared, Distinct Genetic Contributors to Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

An association study in JAMA Network Open uncovers risk variants within and beyond the human leukocyte antigen locus.

Transcriptomic, Epigenetic Study Appears to Explain Anti-Viral Effects of TB Vaccine

Researchers report in Science Advances on an interferon signature and long-term shifts in monocyte cell DNA methylation in Bacille Calmette-Guérin-vaccinated infant samples.