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People in the News: Laura Beggrow

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Strand Diagnostics appointed Laura Beggrow as its president. The company recruited Beggrow to lead sales and marketing efforts.

Prior to joining Strand, Beggrow was VP of US sales and marketing at Genomic Health, where she helped grow annual sales of the Oncotype DX test from $10 million to more than $200 million.

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.