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Yourgene: Scott Sargent

Scott Sargent has been appointed as VP of sales for North America at Yourgene. Most recently, he was director of sales for clinical genomics at Qiagen in the US and Canada. Prior to that, he held senior commercial roles at Illumina, and before that, he worked for Luminex and Roche Diagnostics. At Yourgene, he will be responsible for building a North American commercial team and will work closely with the Costal Genomics team to win new customers for the Ranger sample prep technology.

The Scan

Genes Linked to White-Tailed Jackrabbits' Winter Coat Color Change

Climate change, the researchers noted in Science, may lead to camouflage mismatch and increase predation of white-tailed jackrabbits.

Adenine Base Editor Targets SCID Mutation in New Study

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, report in Cell that adenine base editing was able to produce functional T lymphocytes in a model of severe combined immune deficiency.

Researchers Find Gene Affecting Alkaline Sensitivity in Plants

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Science have found a locus affecting alkaline-salinity sensitivity, which could aid in efforts to improve crop productivity, as they report in Science.

International Team Proposes Checklist for Returning Genomic Research Results

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics present a checklist to guide the return of genomic research results to study participants.