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Kirk Wojno

OncoCell MDx, an immunogenomics company developing noninvasive molecular diagnostic assays, has named Kirk Wojno as chief medical officer. Wojno is former head of urologic pathology at the University of Michigan; at Ascension Health System; and AmeriPath, a division of Quest Diagnostics. He has more than 30 years in medical practice and most recently served as the chief of pathology and laboratory services and director of cinical research for the Comprehensive Urology practice in Royal Oak, Michigan.

The Scan

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.

DNA Storage Method Taps Into Gene Editing Technology

With a dual-plasmid system informed by gene editing, researchers re-wrote DNA sequences in E. coli to store Charles Dickens prose over hundreds of generations, as they recount in Science Advances.

Researchers Model Microbiome Dynamics in Effort to Understand Chronic Human Conditions

Investigators demonstrate in PLOS Computational Biology a computational method for following microbiome dynamics in the absence of longitudinally collected samples.

New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.