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Marylyn Ritchie

Marylyn Ritchie has been appointed senior investigator and founding director of Geisinger's newly established Biomedical and Translational Informatics program. Ritchie will maintain her laboratory at Pennsylvania State University where she is also a professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology. She is also the director of the school's Center for Systems Genomics. 

As part of her duties at Geisinger, she will recruit faculty members with expertise in health informatics and bioinformatics for the new program 

The Scan

Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says

A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups.

Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder.

MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus

A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus.

Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures

In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.