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People in the News: Jun 4, 2009


Santaris Pharma announced that Sakari Kauppinen, the company's director of microRNA research, has been appointed adjunct professor of RNA biology at the Copenhagen Institute of Technology.

Cequent Pharmaceuticals has promoted Stephen Laroux to the new position of director of immunology and inflammatory diseases.

Laroux joined Cequent in 2007 as a scientist. He holds an MS in human physiology and a PhD in molecular and cellular physiology from Louisiana State University.

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.