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Michael Brawer

MDxHealth has appointed Michael Brawer as chief medical officer. Brawer is a urologist and former professor of urology and pathology. He most recently served as vice president of medical affairs for urology at Myriad Genetics, where he led all clinical aspects of development, education, and commercialization of the firm's prognostic prostate cancer assay. Previously, Brawer held senior leadership positions at GTx, Tokai Pharmaceuticals, and Threshold Pharmaceuticals. HE was also a practicing urologist and the director of the Northwest Prostate Institute for almost a decade, and held teaching positions in pathology and urology at the University of Washington and University of Arizona.

The Scan

New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.

Study Highlights Pitfall of Large Gene Panels in Clinical Genomic Analysis

An analysis in Genetics in Medicine finds that as gene panels get larger, there is an increased chance of uncovering benign candidate variants.

Single-Cell Atlas of Drosophila Embryogenesis

A new paper in Science presents a single-cell atlas of fruit fly embryonic development over time.

Phage Cocktail Holds Promise for IBD

Researchers uncovered a combination phage therapy that targets Klebsiella pneumonia strains among individuals experiencing inflammatory bowel disease flare ups, as they report in Cell.