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Good Start Genetics has hired Mark Adams to be its chief information officer.

Adams has worked in the field of bioinformatics and data analytics for more than 15 years and has experience in the strategy, design, and implementation of informatics organizations and systems. He joins Good Start Genetics from Bridgewater Associates, where he developed data warehousing and machine learning approaches to support a hedge fund. He's also worked as a bioinformatics consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton and as vice president of bioinformatics at Variagenics.

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.