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Catherine Dumur

Aurora Diagnostics has named Catherine Dumur as director of molecular and next-generation sequencing development. Aurora, which is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, focuses on anatomic pathology and cancer diagnostics. Previously, Dumur served as the associate director of molecular diagnostics in the pathology department at Virginia Commonwealth University. She will be responsible for development and ongoing performance of NGS molecular diagnostic assays, proficiency testing, quality control, quality improvement programs, and signing out clinical cases.

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.