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People in the News: Charles Cantor, William Kelly, Sandeep Reddy

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Charles Cantor has joined InSilico Medicine's scientific advisory board and will serve as its chair. Cantor co-founded Sequenom and is a professor emeritus at Boston University, distinguished adjunct professor at the University of California, Irvine, and an adjunct professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and also at Scripps Research Institute. He was previously the chair and professor of the department of biomedical engineering and biophysics and director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology at Boston University.


Exosome Diagnostics has named William Kelly as CFO.

Kelly has worked for RepliGen for the past six years, serving as the principal financial officer there for more than five years. He has also served as corporate controller of Haemonetics, and has worked for Deloitte & Touche.


Caris Life Sciences has promoted Sandeep Reddy to chief medical officer. He was previously senior medical director at Caris. In his new role, he will lead the company's research efforts through the Caris Research Institute and guide strategy for the deployment of Caris' precision medicine tools in the clinical setting.

The Scan

Genome Sequences Reveal Range Mutations in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Researchers in Nature Genetics detect somatic mutation variation across iPSCs generated from blood or skin fibroblast cell sources, along with selection for BCOR gene mutations.

Researchers Reprogram Plant Roots With Synthetic Genetic Circuit Strategy

Root gene expression was altered with the help of genetic circuits built around a series of synthetic transcriptional regulators in the Nicotiana benthamiana plant in a Science paper.

Infectious Disease Tracking Study Compares Genome Sequencing Approaches

Researchers in BMC Genomics see advantages for capture-based Illumina sequencing and amplicon-based sequencing on the Nanopore instrument, depending on the situation or samples available.

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.