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All of Us Research Program: Eric Dishman

Eric Dishman, director of the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program, will step down from the role and serve as the program's chief innovation officer. In his new role, Dishman will drive the "strategic and user-centered development of new program features." Dishman, a cancer survivor, said this change would allow him to focus on his long-term health and direct his energies toward patient advocacy activities. The shift in leadership also marks an evolution for the All of Us program "from a startup to a more established organization," he noted. A nationwide search for a new director and CEO of the population health research effort will begin this week. 

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.