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Paul Dark, Angela Caliendo, Stephan Harbarth, Romney Humphries

DNAe has appointed Paul Dark, Angela Caliendo, Stephan Harbarth, and Romney Humphries to its newly formed clinical advisory board. Dark serves as chair of critical care medicine at the University of Manchester. He also works as a national research lead in critical care for the National Institute of Health Research and as a visiting professor at King's College London. Caliendo serves as a professor, executive vice chair of the department of medicine, and a director of the division of general internal medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She also serves as editor for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, chair of the Microbiology Medical Devices panel for the FDA, and serves on the board of directors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Harbarth serves as an associate professor at the University of Geneva and senior consultant at the Geneva University Hospitals. Humphries is an assistant professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The Scan

Researchers Develop Polygenic Risk Scores for Dozens of Disease-Related Exposures

With genetic data from two large population cohorts and summary statistics from prior genome-wide association studies, researchers came up with 27 exposure polygenic risk scores in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

US Survey Data Suggests Ancestry Testing Leads Way in Awareness, Use of Genetic Testing Awareness

Although roughly three-quarters of surveyed individuals in a Genetics in Medicine study reported awareness of genetic testing, use of such tests was lower and varied with income, ancestry, and disease history.

Coral Genome Leads to Alternative Amino Acid Pathway Found in Other Non-Model Animals

An alternative cysteine biosynthesis pathway unearthed in the Acropora loripes genome subsequently turned up in sequences from non-mammalian, -nematode, or -arthropod animals, researchers report in Science Advances.

Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.