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Carol Kovac, James Neal


Carol Kovac, general manager of life sciences solutions at IBM, will be inducted into the Women in Technology International’s Hall of Fame on June 20th. Kovac, along with two other inductees, will be honored during an awards gala held at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

The 2002 honorees will join 38 other WITI Hall of Fame recipients, a tradition that was established in 1996 to recognize the contributions women make to technology and science.

Chemogenomics company Iconix Pharmaceuticals has hired James Neal as CEO. Neal was previously executive vice president for sales, marketing and business development at Incyte Genomics. He replaces company founder Keith Bostian.

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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.