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Thermo Fisher Scientific Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Edward Pesicka is retiring from the company, effective March 31, 2015. He joined Thermo Fisher in 2000 as vice president, controller of Fisher Scientific’s US research business. After Fisher and Thermo merged in 2006, Pesicka was named president of the research market business.

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.