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Chris van Ingen

Chris van Ingen, a former member of Bruker's board of directors, died on June 27, Bruker said in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. van Ingen died less than a week after he told the firm that he would be retiring from the board due to medical reasons. The cause of his death was not disclosed. He had been on Bruker's board since 2012. From 2001 to 2007, van Ingen was with Agilent Technologies where he served as president of the firm's bio-analytical measurement business.

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.