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Linday Avey, Michele Cargill, Geoffrey Ginsburg, Stuart Kim, and Eric Rasmussen

Exploragen has appointed Linday Avey, Michele Cargill, Geoffrey Ginsburg, Stuart Kim, and Eric Rasmussen to its advisory board. Avey is a co-founder of 23andMe and of Precise.ly, as well as a member of the Board of Fellows at Stanford University School of Medicine; Cargill is a co-founder and fellow at Invitae; Ginsburg is professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at Duke University and the founder of the Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative; Rasmussen is vice president of consumer insights at Groupon; and Kim is professor emeritus of developmental biology and genetics at Stanford University. 

The Scan

Genetic Risk Factors for Hypertension Can Help Identify Those at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Genetically predicted high blood pressure risk is also associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, a new JAMA Cardiology study says.

Circulating Tumor DNA Linked to Post-Treatment Relapse in Breast Cancer

Post-treatment detection of circulating tumor DNA may identify breast cancer patients who are more likely to relapse, a new JCO Precision Oncology study finds.

Genetics Influence Level of Depression Tied to Trauma Exposure, Study Finds

Researchers examine the interplay of trauma, genetics, and major depressive disorder in JAMA Psychiatry.

UCLA Team Reports Cost-Effective Liquid Biopsy Approach for Cancer Detection

The researchers report in Nature Communications that their liquid biopsy approach has high specificity in detecting all- and early-stage cancers.