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Mona Miller

The American Society of Human Genetics has appointed Mona Miller as executive director. She will be responsible for representing the ASHG on a day-to-day basis, for guiding and implementing its broad agenda in consultation with the president and board, and for interacting on an ongoing basis with society committees. Miller currently serves as the deputy executive director for programs and finance at the Society for Neuroscience. She has previously served as the society's senior director of communications and public affairs, the senior officer of public affairs at the Pew Charitable Trusts, and as communications director to former Senator Barbara Mikulski.

The Scan

Team Tracks Down Potential Blood Plasma Markers Linked to Heart Failure in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Researchers in BMC Genomics found 10 differentially expressed proteins or metabolites that marked atrial fibrillation with heart failure cases.

Study Points to Synonymous Mutation Effects on E. Coli Enzyme Activity

Researchers in Nature Chemistry saw signs of enzyme activity shifts in the presence of synonymous mutations in a multiscale modeling analysis of three Escherichia coli genes.

Team Outlines Paternal Sample-Free Single-Gene Approach for Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening

With data for nearly 9,200 pregnant individuals, researchers in Genetics in Medicine demonstrate the feasibility of their carrier screening and reflex single-gene non-invasive prenatal screening approach.

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.