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Gerald Feldman

Gerald Feldman has assumed the presidency at the American College of Medical Genetics, taking over from Gail Herman who finished her two-year term at the 2015 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Salt Lake City last week.

Feldman was elected president-elect of ACMG two years ago. He is a professor of molecular medicine and genetics, pathology and pediatrics at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He directs the medical genetics residency and fellowship programs and serves as medical director of the genetic counseling graduate program.

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.