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Bruce Huebner has been named CEO at Xenomics, which also announced its intention to change its name to TrovaGene by year end.

Huebner most recently was president of Osmetech from 2005 to 2008. Before that, he was president and chief operating officer at Nanogen from 2002 to 2004. Huebner also served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Gen-Probe from 1996 to 2002.


Bob Carroll has been named vice president of operations and manufacturing at Sensorin, the firm said last week.

Carroll previously served as vice president of materials and manufacturing operations at Affymetrix. Prior to that, Carroll was vice president of site operations at Applied Biosystems. He also served as director of worldwide distribution and division vice president at PerkinElmer.

Carroll holds a BS in electrical engineering from the Case Institute of Technology and completed a manufacturing management program at GE.

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.