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New Lion CFO Will Begin on April 1

NEW YORK, March 18 - Lion Bioscience on Monday said it has hired Martin Hollenhorst as chief financial officer to replace Klaus Sprockamp, who perished in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center here.

Hollenhorst, 43, will "assume overall responsibility for the finance, controlling, and accounting divisions" of Lion as of April 1, the company said.

He comes to Lion from a stint as a freelance management consultant in Washington where he advised German-American companies "on strategic and acquisition matters," according to his new employer.


Before that Hollenhorst was CEO of ANN Systems ASA, a German-American software company.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.