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William Hawkins and Nicholas Nacleiro

Baebies has appointed William Hawkins and Nicholas Nacleiro to its board of directors. Hawkins has held several leadership positions at Medtronic, including chairman and CEO. Prior to Medtronic, he held senior leadership positions at several prominent healthcare companies, including Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly. Nacleiro is a founding partner of Illumina Ventures. Previously, he served as senior vice president of corporate and venture development at Illumina, and co-founded or served in leadership positions at numerous diagnostic and life science firms, including Quanterix, ParAllele Bioscience, True Materials, and Motorola Life Sciences.

The Scan

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.