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Tyler Aldredge

Metamark Genetics has named Tyler Aldredge as senior vice president of clinical laboratory operations. Most recently, Aldredge was senior director of laboratory operations at Good Start Genetics. He has also served as vice president of laboratory operations at Expression Analysis, and has held executive and other positions at Quintiles Transnational, Genzyme Genetics, the Broad Institute, Harvard University's Bauer Center for Genomic Research, and Codon Devices.

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 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 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.