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Daniel Swan

Daniel Swan has joined The Genome Analysis Center (TGAC) as head of the platform and pipelines group, where he will be responsible for the research institute's suite of advanced genome analysis facilities.

Previously, Swan headed NGS analysis at Oxford Gene Technology and was responsible for developing NGS products and services for academic, commercial, and clinical research customers. He also has worked at the National Environmental Research Council's environmental bioinformatics center, and he ran Newcastle University's bioinformatics core facility.

Swan trained as a vertebrate developmental biologist at Imperial College London and Edinburgh University before transitioning into bioinformatics with a post at Barts and the London Genome Center. 

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.