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Thomas Hudson has been appointed to the Genome Quebec board of directors. Hudson is president and scientific director of the Ontario Institute for Cancer and a professor in the department of molecular genetics at the University of Toronto.

Pacific Biosciences has appointed Karen Bray to vice president of North America sales.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – At least five newly identified genomic loci contribute to pancreatic cancer risk in Chinese populations, according to a study appearing online yesterday in Nature Genetics.

By Justin Petrone
Affymetrix and researchers at Harvard Medical School have developed a new SNP genotyping array for studying the relationships between human populations.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Population Genetics today announced the closing of a Series B financing round that brought in $5.7 million.

This article has been updated to remove the word "extinct" to describe the Taino population. Though the researcher who gave the talk described them as such at the conference, he has since clarified his comments based on feedback from the Taino community.

Two research teams have mapped recombination patterns in individuals of African and European ancestry using genotyping data from large population samples.

Using a so-called pairwise sequentially Markovian coalescent model, researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute used information in individual human genomes to gain insights into human population history over hundreds of thousands of years.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.