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Knome's Co-founder Jorge Conde has joined Syros Pharmaceuticals as CFO and chief product officer where he will lead the platform strategy for Syros' novel gene regulation technology and manage the overall finances for the company. Conde most recently served as Knome's CFO, but has also worked in marketing and operations at MedImmune, as well as at Helicos Biosciences. Previously, he was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley.


Myriad's CFO James Evans has retired, but will continue to serve as CFO until the company finds a replacement. He joined Myriad in 1995 as a corporate controller and was promoted to vice president of finance in 2005. In 2007, he was named CFO.

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Investigators identified in the European Journal of Human Genetics variable follow-up practices after rapid whole-genome sequencing.

BMI-Related Variants Show Age-Related Stability in UK Biobank Participants

Researchers followed body mass index variant stability with genomic structural equation modeling and genome-wide association studies of 40- to 72-year olds in PLOS Genetics.

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.