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Paired Ends: Jennifer Baldwin

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The New York Genome Center has appointed Jennifer Baldwin as COO. She joins NYGC from Genometry, where she was also COO. Previously, she held a variety of positions at the Broad Institute, including most recently as director of genomic technologies platforms. She was also assistant director of the sequencing program at the Whitehead Institute. She holds an MBA from Yale School of Management and a BS from James Madison University.

The Scan

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

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.