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Mark Stenhouse

Exact Sciences has appointed Mark Stenhouse to the new role of president for its flagship product Cologuard, a non-invasive stool-based DNA test for early detection of colorectal cancer. Stenhouse, who is currently serving as vice president of the US immunology group at AbbVie, will assume this new position on April 2. At AbbVie, Stenhouse leads the sales and marketing teams for the anti-inflammatory drug Humira. He has spent nearly 30 years at Abbott Laboratories/AbbVie, where he was first hired for a field sales position. He became national sales director in the US immunology-gastroenterology franchise, and rose to marketing director, followed by senior director of commercial initiatives. In 2010, Stenhouse was appointed a general manager within the company before being promoted to vice president.

The Scan

Genome Sequences Reveal Range Mutations in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Researchers in Nature Genetics detect somatic mutation variation across iPSCs generated from blood or skin fibroblast cell sources, along with selection for BCOR gene mutations.

Researchers Reprogram Plant Roots With Synthetic Genetic Circuit Strategy

Root gene expression was altered with the help of genetic circuits built around a series of synthetic transcriptional regulators in the Nicotiana benthamiana plant in a Science paper.

Infectious Disease Tracking Study Compares Genome Sequencing Approaches

Researchers in BMC Genomics see advantages for capture-based Illumina sequencing and amplicon-based sequencing on the Nanopore instrument, depending on the situation or samples available.

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.