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Eric Green, William Gahl

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NHGRI has made a number of new appointments in a bid to prepare for its next phase of genome research following the completion of the human genome. Eric Green, who founded the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center in 1997, has been named scientific director and director of NHGRI’s Division of Intramural Research. William Gahl, most recently chief of the section on human biochemical genetics in the heritable disorders branch of the NICHD, will serve as intramural clinical director. Mark Guyer has been tapped as director of the Division of Extramural Research. He was previously the assistant director for scientific coordination in the division.

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The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

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Right Whales' Decline

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In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.