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Laboratory for Advanced Medicine: Alan List

Laboratory for Advanced Medicine has appointed Alan List to its board of directors. A practicing oncologist, List currently serves as president and CEO of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Previously he filled various other roles at Moffitt, including, most recently, executive VP and physician-in-chief. List is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, and the American Association for Cancer Research. He earned his medical degree from 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.