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People in the News: Jean-Pol Detiffe, Pierre Lefesvre


Jean-Pol Detiffe has founded and will serve as CEO of OncoDNA, a new subsidiary of the Institute of Pathology and Genetics in Gosselies, Belgium (see story, this issue).

Detiffe founded and was previously CEO of DNAVision. He was also project and business development manager of, also part of the Institute of Pathology and Genetics, and has served on the boards of DNALytics, Immune Health, Biowin, and DNAVision Agrifood.

Additionally, Pierre Lefesvre will serve as OncoDNA's medical director.

He is a medical pathologist at IPG.

The Scan

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update

GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says.

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.