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Stephen Slick

Diomics announced that Stephen Slick has joined the company's board of directors. Slick is the director of the Intelligence Studies Project and a professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Slick also spent 28 years at the US Central Intelligence Agency. He has a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and a master's degree in public policy from Princeton University. 

The Scan

Hormone-Based Gene Therapy to Sterilize Domestic Cat

A new paper in Nature Communication suggests that gene therapy could be a safer alternative to spaying domestic cats.

Active Lifestyle Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in People at High Genetic Risk

A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that an active lifestyle goes a long way in type 2 diabetes prevention.

Beneficial, Harmful Effects of Introgression Between Wild and Domesticated European Grapes

A paper in PNAS shows that European wild grapevines were an important resource for improving the flavor of cultivated wine grapes.

Genetic Ancestry of South America's Indigenous Mapuche Traced

Researchers in Current Biology analyzed genome-wide data from more than five dozen Mapuche individuals to better understand their genetic history.