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Trevor Hawkins, John Rogers, Lorah Perlee

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Trevor Hawkins will join MDS as chief science and technology officer, a newly created position at the company, on May 2. Hawkins will report to John Rogers, president and CEO of MDS. Hawkins most recently served as president of the molecular diagnostics business unit at GE Healthcare. Previously, he was senior vice president of development and new business initiatives at Amersham Biosciences and director of the Human Genome Project at the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute.


Lorah Perlee has been named director of scientific applications at Protedyne, the company said this week. Prior to joining the company, Perlee held senior administrative and investigative positions at Molecular Staging, DiagXotics, and Lifecodes.

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.