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Leroy Hood has been appointed to the scientific advisory board at Strategic News Service's Nutritional Microanalysis Global Initiative. Hood is the President and founder of the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle. Additionally, he has played a role in founding more than 14 biotechnology companies, including Amgen and Applied Biosystems. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

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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.

Rett Syndrome Mouse Model Study Points to RNA Editing Possibilities

Investigators targeted MECP2 in mutant mouse models of Rett syndrome, showing in PNAS that they could restore its expression and dial down symptoms.

Investigators Find Shared, Distinct Genetic Contributors to Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

An association study in JAMA Network Open uncovers risk variants within and beyond the human leukocyte antigen locus.

Transcriptomic, Epigenetic Study Appears to Explain Anti-Viral Effects of TB Vaccine

Researchers report in Science Advances on an interferon signature and long-term shifts in monocyte cell DNA methylation in Bacille Calmette-Guérin-vaccinated infant samples.