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Seven Bridges: David Ledbetter, Neil Martin, Chris Mattman

Seven Bridges has named three members to its newly created strategic advisory board: David Ledbetter, Neil Martin, and Chris Mattman.

Ledbetter is chief clinical officer at Dascena, a former executive VP and chief scientific officer at Geisinger Health System, and a longtime professor of human genetics. Martin, a neurosurgeon, is director of quality and innovation at Pacific Neuroscience Institute Foundation and previously ran the neuroscience institute at Geisinger. Mattman is division manager of the AI, Analytics, and Innovative Development Organization in the IT section of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and also director of the information retrieval and data science group at the University of Southern California.

The Scan

Not Immediately Told

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Seems Effective in Kids

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Intelligence Warning on Bioeconomy Threats

US intelligence warns over China's focus on technologies and data related to the bioeconomy, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Campylobacteriosis Sources, Inherited Retinal Dystrophies, Liver Cancer Prognosis

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