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PredictImmune: Steven Martin

Cambridge, UK-based PredictImmune has appointed Steven Martin to its board. Martin is currently the managing partner of Paxton Advisors, an advisory and consulting firm based in Omaha, Nebraska. He was previously the president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, and also belonged to the company's board of directors from 2002 to 2018. Martin was the founding board chair of Think Whole Person Healthcare, a primary care clinic and pharmacy in Nebraska. 

The Scan

Single-Cell Sequencing Points to Embryo Mosaicism

Mosaicism may affect preimplantation genetic tests for aneuploidy, a single-cell sequencing-based analysis of almost three dozen embryos in PLOS Genetics finds.

Rett Syndrome Mouse Model Study Points to RNA Editing Possibilities

Investigators targeted MECP2 in mutant mouse models of Rett syndrome, showing in PNAS that they could restore its expression and dial down symptoms.

Investigators Find Shared, Distinct Genetic Contributors to Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

An association study in JAMA Network Open uncovers risk variants within and beyond the human leukocyte antigen locus.

Transcriptomic, Epigenetic Study Appears to Explain Anti-Viral Effects of TB Vaccine

Researchers report in Science Advances on an interferon signature and long-term shifts in monocyte cell DNA methylation in Bacille Calmette-Guérin-vaccinated infant samples.