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Genomics England: Mark Caulfield

Mark Caulfield will be leaving his role as chief scientist at Genomics England at the end of July.

Caulfield joined Genomics England in 2013 and led oversight and delivery of the 100,000 Genomes Project. More recently, he worked with NHS England to create the UK National Genomic Test Directory and NHS Genomic Medicine Service.

He will be taking up the role of CEO at Barts Life Sciences, a research and innovation partnership between Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.

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.