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Shashikant Kulkarni

Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories has appointed Shashikant Kulkarni as its CSO and senior vice president of lab operations. He currently serves as vice chairman for research and professor in the department of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. Previously, Kulkarni managed one of the academic cytogenomics and molecular pathology laboratories at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He has also served on the scientific advisory boards of the NIH National Institute of General Medical Science's Coriell Institute, Bina Technologies, Swift Biosciences, Roche Diagnostics, the Cancer Genomics Program at Princess Margaret Hospital-Toronto, Horizon Discovery, and Transgenomics.

The Scan

Ancient Greek Army Ancestry Highlights Mercenary Role in Historical Migrations

By profiling genomic patterns in 5th century samples from in and around Himera, researchers saw diverse ancestry in Greek army representatives in the region, as they report in PNAS.

Estonian Biobank Team Digs into Results Return Strategies, Experiences

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics outline a procedure developed for individual return of results for the population biobank, along with participant experiences conveyed in survey data.

Rare Recessive Disease Insights Found in Individual Genomes

Researchers predict in Genome Medicine cross-population deletions and autosomal recessive disease impacts by analyzing recurrent nonallelic homologous recombination-related deletions.

Genetic Tests Lead to Potential Prognostic Variants in Dutch Children With Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Researchers in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine found that the presence of pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants was linked to increased risk of death and poorer outcomes in children with pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy.