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People in the News: Severin Schwan, Bruno Gehrig, Lodewijk de Vink

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Roche has proposed adding company CEO Severin Schwan to its board of directors, and has said that two members of its board, Bruno Gehrig and Lodewijk de Vink, will not stand for re-election to the board.

Roche also said that the following current board members will be proposed for another term: Andreas Oeri; Pius Baschera; Paul Bulcke; William Burns; Christoph Franz; DeAnne Julius; Arthur Levinson; Peter Voser; and Beatrice Weder di Mauro.

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.