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Kim Popovits, Hakan Sakul

The Personalized Medicine Coalition has elected two new board members, Genomic Health CEO Kim Popovits and Hakan Sakul, head of diagnostics at Pfizer. Popovits and Sakul are joining PMC's board as the terms for two current members — Felix Frueh of Human Longevity and Jeffrey Cossman, formerly of United States Diagnostic Standards — expire.

The Scan

Rare Genetic Disease Partnership

A public-private partnership plans to speed the development of gene therapies for rare genetic diseases, Stat News writes.

Approval Sought for Alzheimer's Drug

The Wall Street Journal reports Eli Lilly has initiated a rolling submission to the US Food and Drug Administration to seek approval for its drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.

DNA Barcoding Paper Retracted

Science reports that a 2014 DNA barcoding paper was retracted after a co-author brought up data validity concerns.

Nature Papers Present Genomic Analysis of Bronze Age Mummies, Approach to Study Host-Pathogen Interactions

In Nature this week: analysis finds Tarim mummies had local genetic origin, and more.