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Jaclyn Biegel

Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has appointed Jaclyn Biegel as the director of the Center for Personalized Medicine at CHLA. She is a professor of pathology at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and also serves as chief of CHLA's new division of genomic medicine in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine. Previously, Biegel has served as director of the Cancer Cytogenetics Laboratory at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and as a professor of pediatrics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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.