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Zia Choudhry

Genomind has appointed Zia Choudhry as chief medical officer. Chouhdry previously served as medical director of scientific affairs and research at Premier Psychiatric Group in Lincoln, Nebraska. He has also served as a medical advisor and product physician at Pfizer. Genomind, based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, has developed the Genecept Assay, a comprehensive genetic test designed to help clinicians optimize treatment decisions for patients with mental illness.

The Scan

Cancer Survival Linked to Mutational Burden in Pan-Cancer Analysis

A pan-cancer paper appearing in JCO Precision Oncology suggests tumor mutation patterns provide clues for predicting cancer survival that are independent of other prognostic factors.

Australian Survey Points to Public Support for Genetic Risk Disclosure in Relatives of At-Risk Individuals

A survey in the European Journal of Human Genetics suggests most adult Australians are in favor of finding out if a relative tests positive for a medically actionable genetic variant.

Study Links Evolution of Stony Coral Skeleton to Bicarbonate Transporter Gene

A PNAS paper focuses on a skeleton-related bicarbonate transporter gene introduced to stony coral ancestors by tandem duplication.

Hormone-Based Gene Therapy to Sterilize Domestic Cat

A new paper in Nature Communication suggests that gene therapy could be a safer alternative to spaying domestic cats.