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People in the News: May 7, 2009


The American Association for Cancer Research announced this week that its president, Tyler Jacks, has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences.

Jacks is currently the director of the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and is a professor at the Massachusetts Institutes of Technology. His research focuses on the genetics of cancer development, including the role that microRNAs play in the disease.

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.