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Andrew Quong

Andrew Quong has joined Fluidigm as the company's first-ever chief science officer. Quong was most recently director of strategic scientific initiatives and partnerships at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a National Cancer Institute-sponsored center. Prior to this, Quong was a faculty member in the Department of Cancer Biology at Thomas Jefferson University and the Department of Oncology at Georgetown University. Quong completed his postdoc at the Naval Research Laboratory as a National Research Council Fellow, and received his PhD in physics from the University of California, Irvine.

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.