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CareDx: Ankur Dhingra

CareDx has appointed Ankur Dhingra as its new CFO, effective March 25. As CFO, Dhingra will lead CareDx's global finance organization including treasury, tax, and other corporate functions, and will report directly to President and CEO Reg Seeto.

Dhingra has more than 25 years of finance and accounting experience. He most recently served as vice president of investor relations at Agilent Technologies. Prior to that, he worked as group CFO for Agilent's life sciences and applied markets business unit.

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.