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Bruce Stillman, James Watson, John Weinstein


Bruce Stillman has been named president and CEO of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Stillman has been director of CSHL since 1994. Former president James Watson was named chancellor of CSHL.

John Weinstein has joined Aclara BioSciences’ scientific advisory board, the company said last week. Weinstein heads the genomics and bioinformatics research group at the National Cancer Institute.

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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.