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People in the News: Bruce Korf


Bruce Korf has been elected president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine, a nonprofit foundation that supports research and education of genetic and genomic medicine. He takes over from Rodney Howell, who served as president for nine years.

Korf is currently the Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley chair in medical genetics and professor, chair, and department director of the Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He has also served as president of the Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics, a member of the boards of directors of the ACMG and the American Society of Human Genetics, a member of the liaison committee on medical education, and a member of the National Cancer Institute board of scientific counselors. He is currently a member of the board of scientific counselors of the National Human Genome Research Institute.

He holds an MD from Cornell University Medical College and a PhD in genetics and cell biology from Rockefeller University.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.