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Louis Yuan

WuXi NextCode has appointed Louis Yuan as China general manager. Yuan will be responsible for leading the firm's China businesses, sales, and other operations from its Shanghai site. Yuan joins WuXi NextCode from Becton Dickinson, where he served for the last six years as senior business unit director for its pharmaceutical systems franchise across China. Previously, he was senior director of sales at Pfizer's vaccine business in China. He has also held marketing and sales positions within Sanofi Pasteur and served as a research assistant of the Beijing AIDS Clinical Research Center at Ditan Hospital.

The Scan

Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups

Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants.

Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms.

Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds

Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing

A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.