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People in the News: Jun 29, 2011

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Saskia Biskup, co-founder and CEO of the Center for Genomics and Transcriptomics in Tübingen, Germany, has won the German Business Founder award, which is awarded each year for "exemplary achievement in developing innovative and stable business ideas, as well as for setting up new companies."

Biskup won in the startup category. Biskup has served as a group leader at the University of Tübingen's Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. She holds a PhD and an MD from the University of Würzburg.

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.