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Richard Bender

Signal Genetics has appointed Richard Bender its chief medical officer, effective Sept. 14. He will report directly to Signal President and CEO Samuel Riccitelli. 

Bender has more than 30 years of experience in clinical oncology/hematology and medical diagnostics. Most recently, he consulted for various companies and was a long-term medical affairs consultant for Quest Diagnostics. Previous to that, he was vice president and CMO at Agendia, and before that, he was the medical director of hematology/oncology at Quest in San Juan Capistrano, California. He also held management positions at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical and at Permanente Medical Group.

The Scan

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The approach helps overcome limitations of previous studies that had investigated the molecular mechanisms of pancreatic islet beta cells, the authors write in their Nature Genetics paper.

Culture-Based Methods, Shotgun Sequencing Reveal Transmission of Bifidobacterium Strains From Mothers to Infants

In a Nature Communications study, culture-based approaches along with shotgun sequencing give a better picture of the microbial strains transmitted from mothers to infants.

Microbial Communities Can Help Trees Adapt to Changing Climates

Tree seedlings that were inoculated with microbes from dry, warm, or cold sites could better survive drought, heat, and cold stress, according to a study in Science.

A Combination of Genetics and Environment Causes Cleft Lip

In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers investigate what combination of genetic and environmental factors come into play to cause cleft lip/palate.