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SEngine Precision Medicine: Astrid Margossian

SEngine Precision Medicine has hired Astrid Margossian as chief medical officer. Margossian, a surgeon, medical oncologist, and cancer researcher with MD and PhD degrees, previously established and served as medical director of Baylor College of Medicine's Breast Center Buenos Aires and Breast Cancer Research Biobank, which focuses on biomarker discovery for breast cancer. 

The Scan

Review of Approval Process

Stat News reports the Department for Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General is to investigate FDA's approval of Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug.

Not Quite Right

A new analysis has found hundreds of studies with incorrect nucleotide sequences reported in their methods, according to Nature News.

CRISPR and mRNA Together

Time magazine reports on the use of mRNA to deliver CRISPR machinery.

Nature Papers Present Smartphone Platform for DNA Diagnosis of Malaria, Mouse Lines for Epigenomic Editing

In Nature this week: a low-cost tool to detect infectious diseases like malaria, and more.