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Seer: Deep Nishar, Mostafa Ronaghi

Proteomics company Seer has appointed Deep Nishar and Mostafa Ronaghi to its board of directors. Nishar is a senior managing partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers. Prior to that, he was senior VP of products and user experience at LinkedIn and held senior executive roles at Google. He is also the founder of enterprise software company Patkai Networks.

Ronaghi is the former chief technology officer, senior VP of entrepreneurial development, and senior VP of Illumina. He is also a cofounder of Grail, the Illumina Accelerator, Avantome, NextBio, ParAllele Bioscience, and Pyrosequencing, as well as a current scientific advisory member of Seer.

The Scan

Harvard Team Report One-Time Base Editing Treatment for Motor Neuron Disease in Mice

A base-editing approach restored SMN levels and improved motor function in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy, a new Science paper reports.

International Team Examines History of North American Horses

Genetic and other analyses presented in Science find that horses spread to the northern Rockies and Great Plains by the first half of the 17th century.

New Study Examines Genetic Dominance Within UK Biobank

Researchers analyze instances of genetic dominance within UK Biobank data, as they report in Science.

Cell Signaling Pathway Identified as Metastasis Suppressor

A new study in Nature homes in on the STING pathway as a suppressor of metastasis in a mouse model of lung cancer.