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Clay Siegall: A Diligent Leader


Neanderthal discovery

Recently, a paper was published in Nature magazine about discoveries made from three 50,000-year-old Neanderthal men. One was from a site in Belgium and the other in Spain. Scientists sequenced strands of genetic material from the three and one of the discoveries was that the men did not floss.

Since the Neanderthals did not floss, the plaque of their teeth could disclose a lot of things on their lifestyles such as how they interacted, loved and ate. Plaque from the Belgium Neanderthal revealed that he ate mushrooms, sheep, and wooly rhinoceros while the one from the Spain Neanderthal revealed that he ate mushrooms, bark, and moss.

Saturn’s moon

Having been orbiting Saturn since 2004, the Cassini spacecraft sent back images recently on a tiny moon that orbits Saturn. The moon completes a revolution around Saturn every 14 hours due to its proximity. It is 20 miles in diameter. The name given to the moon is Pan. The equatorial ridges on Pan and the other Saturn’s moons are as a result of the accumulation of rings particles gotten over time as the satellites went around in their orbit.

This could be the last images sent by Cassini after about ten years circling Saturn. In its final mission, Cassini will plunge past the planet and collect details on Saturn’s ring mass, atmosphere, and gravitational fields.

About Clay Siegall

Clay Siegall currently works as the Chief Executive Officer of the Seattle Genetics Company. He also serves as the president and chairman of the board. Siegall was among the founders when Seattle Genetics was formed in 1998. The company was created with a goal and desire to aid people.

Since the genesis of his career, Siegall has always had a desire to assist cancer patients and improve their lives. He has successfully run the company in developing exciting research and cancer therapies. At the moment, the company is developing an antibody-drug conjugate that treats cancer.

Siegall studied at the George Washington University where he graduated with a Ph.D. in Genetics. Throughout his career, Clay has been focused and committed to implementing the most leading edge research developments.