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Susan Gross

Provista Diagnostics has appointed Susan Gross as chief medical officer. In this role, Gross will oversee and guide the continued clinical progress of the company's pipeline diagnostics and identify new diagnostic approaches for development. She is currently a professor of clinical obstetrics & gynecology and women's health, pediatrics and genetics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Gross joins Provista from Natera where she served as the chief medical officer. She is also the founding director of Einstein's Program for Jewish Genetic Health and founder of the Human Genetics Laboratory at Jacobi Medical Center.

The Scan

Foxtail Millet Pangenome, Graph-Based Reference Genome

Researchers in Nature Genetics described their generation of a foxtail millet pangenome, which they say can help in crop trait improvement.

Protein Length Distribution Consistent Across Species

An analysis in Genome Biology compares the lengths of proteins across more than 2,300 species, finding similar length distributions.

Novel Genetic Loci Linked to Insulin Resistance in New Study

A team reports in Nature Genetics that it used glucose challenge test data to home in on candidate genes involved in GLUT4 expression or trafficking.

RNA Editing in Octopuses Seems to Help Acclimation to Shifts in Water Temperature

A paper in Cell reports that octopuses use RNA editing to help them adjust to different water temperatures.