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Laurie Goodman

ClearLight Diagnostics has appointed Laurie Goodman as CSO. In this role, she will serve as the company's principal scientific officer and will be responsible for the design and execution of ClearLight scientific development programs. Goodman has served as a consultant to ClearLight since August 2015. Before joining ClearLight, she served as senior director of medical affairs at Biodesix. She has also held positions of increasing responsibility at Affymetrix, Monogram Biosciences, and Lynx Therapeutics.

The Scan

Genetic Ancestry of South America's Indigenous Mapuche Traced

Researchers in Current Biology analyzed genome-wide data from more than five dozen Mapuche individuals to better understand their genetic history.

Study Finds Variants Linked to Diverticular Disease, Presents Polygenic Score

A new study in Cell Genomics reports on more than 150 genetic variants associated with risk of diverticular disease.

Mild, Severe Psoriasis Marked by Different Molecular Features, Spatial Transcriptomic Analysis Finds

A spatial transcriptomics paper in Science Immunology finds differences in cell and signaling pathway activity between mild and severe psoriasis.

ChatGPT Does As Well As Humans Answering Genetics Questions, Study Finds

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics had ChatGPT answer genetics-related questions, finding it was about 68 percent accurate, but sometimes gave different answers to the same question.