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DNAnexus has added two new board members: Krishna Yeshwant and Geoff Duyk.

Yeshwant is a partner at Google Ventures, where he has been since its inception. Previously, he helped start an electronic data interchange company that was acquired by Hewlett-Packard. He holds a BS in computer science from Stanford University, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Duyk is a partner and managing director at TPG Biotech. Previously he was president of research and development at Exelixis, and was also one of the founding scientific staff at Millennium Pharmaceuticals. He has also served as an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and worked on the Human Genome Project. He holds a BA in biology from Wesleyan University and an MD from Case Western Reserve University.


The Institute of Medicine has elected 65 new members and five foreign associates. Among them are Richard Gibbs and Claire Fraser-Liggett.

Gibbs is the director of the Human Genome Sequencing Center at the Baylor College of Medicine, which he helped establish in 1996. He played a key role in the National Institutes of Health's Human Genome Project. Gibbs holds a BS and a PhD in genetics and radiation biology from the University of Melbourne.

Fraser-Liggett is the director of the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland. Previously she was president and director of the Institute for Genomic Research in Rockville, Md. She has played a key role in the sequencing and analysis of human, animal, plant, and microbial genomes, and has led teams that sequenced the genomes of several human pathogens. She holds a PhD in pharmacology from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

The Scan

Could Cost Billions

NBC News reports that the new Alzheimer's disease drug from Biogen could cost Medicare in the US billions of dollars.

Not Quite Sent

The Biden Administration likely won't meet its goal of sending 80 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad by the end of the month, according to the Washington Post.

DTC Regulation Proposals

A new report calls on UK policymakers to review direct-to-consumer genetic testing regulations, the Independent reports.

PNAS Papers on Mosquito MicroRNAs, Acute Kidney Injury, Trichothiodystrophy

In PNAS this week: microRNAs involved in Aedes aegypti reproduction, proximal tubule cell response to kidney injury, and more.