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Mark Pulido, Kenneth Buechler

Quidel announced that Mark Pulido has resigned after 11 years as the chairman of the company's board of directors. He has moved on to a new position as chairman and CEO of healthcare information technology company Ability Network. Kenneth Buechler, a current board member, has been appointed the new chairman. Quidel's board is now composed of seven members, the firm said.

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.