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Jamie Platt

Jamie Platt has joined Inivata as chief operations officer. She will be based at Inivata's Research Triangle Park, North Carolina facility. Platt joins Inivata from Quest Diagnostics, where she helped lead that company's early advanced sequencing strategy and product portfolio. She holds a PhD in molecular and cellular biology from Oregon State University and completed her postdoc in population genetics at the University of California, Berkeley.

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.