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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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At a meeting this week, researchers and others discussed the regulatory oversight needed for germline genome editing.

The US Food and Drug Administration has asked questions about Myriad Genetics' GeneSight test, according to Bloomberg.

Researchers report that neutrophil extracellular traps appear to binds gallstones together, according to New Scientist.

In Science this week: approach to infer genotype-by-environment interaction from genetic variants associated with phenotypic variability, and more.