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Teri Klein

MD Labs has appointed Teri Klein as chief scientific advisor for its Rxight Pharmacogenetics Program. Klein is currently a senior research scientist in Stanford University's Department of Genetics, and director and co-principal investigator PharmGKB. She previously held a position as an associate adjunct professor in the Department of Medical Information Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. Klein is also a co-founder and leader of the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium.

The Scan

Machine Learning Helps ID Molecular Mechanisms of Pancreatic Islet Beta Cell Subtypes in Type 2 Diabetes

The approach helps overcome limitations of previous studies that had investigated the molecular mechanisms of pancreatic islet beta cells, the authors write in their Nature Genetics paper.

Culture-Based Methods, Shotgun Sequencing Reveal Transmission of Bifidobacterium Strains From Mothers to Infants

In a Nature Communications study, culture-based approaches along with shotgun sequencing give a better picture of the microbial strains transmitted from mothers to infants.

Microbial Communities Can Help Trees Adapt to Changing Climates

Tree seedlings that were inoculated with microbes from dry, warm, or cold sites could better survive drought, heat, and cold stress, according to a study in Science.

A Combination of Genetics and Environment Causes Cleft Lip

In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers investigate what combination of genetic and environmental factors come into play to cause cleft lip/palate.