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Kristiina Vuori

Bionano Genomics has appointed Kristiina Vuori to its board of directors. Vuori is president and a board member of the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP.) She also serves as a professor at SBP's National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center. She holds an MD and PhD from Finland's University of Oulu. Her research has helped delineate molecular pathways that regulate cancer cell survival, motility, metastasis, and drug responsiveness. Her molecular characterization of prolyl hydroxylase helped to enable the formation of FibroGen. 

The Scan

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update

GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says.

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.