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Movers & Shakers: Mar 12, 2010

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Jerri Hatch has joined Pacific Biomarkers as associate director of business development, the company said this week.

Hatch will be responsible for marketing the company's biomarker services to drug manufacturers and biotech firms in the US. Prior to joining Pacific Biomarkers, she held various biomarker service-related business development positions at Specialty Labs and Pathology Diagnostics.

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.