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People in the News: Susan Gross, Christopher Mitton


Natera has appointed Susan Gross chief medical officer. She is a professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology and women's health, pediatrics and genetics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, where she has served as a member of the faculty since 1994. She is also the founding director of Einstein's Program for Jewish Genetic Health and the founder of the Human Genetics Laboratory at Jacobi Medical Center, which was developed to provide the underserved with equal access to state-of-the-art prenatal genetic services.

Cancer Genetics has appointed Christopher Mitton as director of national account development and sales operations. Previously, he led the North American sales of leukemia and solid tumor molecular diagnostic tests for Qiagen. He has also held diagnostic sales roles at Ipsogen, Bayer HealthCare, Abbott Diagnostics, and BioChem Immunosystems.

The Scan

Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.