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BlueGnome has appointed Gary Harton to be its IVF business development manager for the Americas. Harton will be responsible for BlueGnome's 24sure product line, an array-based aneuploidy screening technology that is being used in a number of studies to improve in vitro fertilization success rates.

Harton joined BlueGnome from Reprogenetics, where he was the head of molecular genetics R&D. Prior to Reprogenetics, Harton held various roles at the Genetics & IVF Institute. He is currently the chair of the European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology's Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Consortium's steering committee.


Agilent Technologies has appointed Solange Glaize to serve as vice president and chief accounting officer, effective immediately. Glaize has already held various posts at Agilent, including senior director of finance for the life sciences solutions unit, and VP of finance and group CFO of the Life Sciences Group. Glaize will receive an increase in her base salary to $285,000.

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.