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Greg Hannon, Faye Coggins

Greg Hannon, a researcher at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, has been awarded the National Academy of Sciences’ NAS 2007 Award in Molecular Biology for his work in discovering the enzymatic mechanisms of RNAi.
The award was presented by Pfizer, according to the NAS.

Strategic Diagnostics, a developer of diagnostic testing and reagent systems, said this week that it has named Faye Coggins as executive director of marketing.
Coggins previously held various sales and marketing positions at DuPont. More recently, she was vice president of marketing for the life sciences research division of Fisher Biosciences and vice president of North American marketing at Qiagen.

The Scan

UK Pilot Study Suggests Digital Pathway May Expand BRCA Testing in Breast Cancer

A randomized pilot study in the Journal of Medical Genetics points to similar outcomes for breast cancer patients receiving germline BRCA testing through fully digital or partially digital testing pathways.

Survey Sees Genetic Literacy on the Rise, Though Further Education Needed

Survey participants appear to have higher genetic familiarity, knowledge, and skills compared to 2013, though 'room for improvement' remains, an AJHG paper finds.

Study Reveals Molecular, Clinical Features in Colorectal Cancer Cases Involving Multiple Primary Tumors

Researchers compare mismatch repair, microsatellite instability, and tumor mutation burden patterns in synchronous multiple- or single primary colorectal cancers.

FarGen Phase One Sequences Exomes of Nearly 500 From Faroe Islands

The analysis in the European Journal of Human Genetics finds few rare variants and limited geographic structure among Faroese individuals.