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Paul Grint will retire from Illumina's board of directors, effective at the company's 2013 annual meeting of stockholders, the company disclosed this week in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.


The American Gastroenterological Association has created a Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education and has appointed a scientific advisory board.

The chair of the board is Gary Wu, professor of medicine at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Other members are Martin Blaser, professor of microbiology and director of the Human Microbiome Program at New York University; Jeffrey Gordon, director of the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at Washington University; Gail Hecht, chief of gastroenterology and nutrition at Loyola University Medical Center; Lee Kaplan, director of the Obesity, Metabolism, and Nutrition Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital; Mary Ellen Sanders, executive director of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics in Centennial, Col.; Ryan Balfour Sartor, professor of medicine, microbiology, and immunology at the University of North Carolina; Richard Peek, ex-officio chairman of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; and Vincent Wang, ex-officio professor and chair of medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

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Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

TB Resistance Insights Gleaned From Genome Sequence, Antimicrobial Response Assays

Researchers in PLOS Biology explore M. tuberculosis resistance with a combination of sequencing and assays looking at the minimum inhibitory concentrations of 13 drugs.

Mendelian Disease Genes Prioritized Using Tissue-Specific Expression Clues

Mendelian gene candidates could be flagged for further functional analyses based on tissue-specific transcriptome and proteome profiles, a new Journal of Human Genetics paper says.

Single-Cell Sequencing Points to Embryo Mosaicism

Mosaicism may affect preimplantation genetic tests for aneuploidy, a single-cell sequencing-based analysis of almost three dozen embryos in PLOS Genetics finds.