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Benjamin Solomon

Opko Health has appointed Benjamin Solomon as managing director of GeneDx, part of Opko's BioReference Laboratories subsidiary. Solomon comes to Opko from Inova Translational Medicine Institute, where he most recently served as chief of the division of medical genomics. He attended medical school at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatric medicine and clinical genetics at the National Human Genome Research Institute and at Children's National Medical Center. Solomon is a board-certified pediatrician in clinical genetics and pediatrics.

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.