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Avi Pelossof

Avi Pelossof has been appointed president and CEO of Immucor, effective immediatley. Pelossof succeds CEO Jeffrey Binder, who will remain chairman of Immucor's board of directors. Pelossof joins Immucor from Alere, now part of Abbott, where he served as global president for infectious disease. With over 20 years of experience in the diagnostic space, Pelossof has also held positions at Chembio Diagnostic Systems and Citibank. 

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.