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Mark Winham

Human Longevity has appointed Mark Winham its chief operating officer. He will be responsible for managing all of the company's sequencing, laboratory, and product pipeline operations as well as all facility operations. Winham comes to Human Longevity from Millennium Health, where he was COO and was primarily responsible for strategic planning, development of laboratory operations, and R&D activities. Prior to Millennium Health, Winham spent 10 years at Life Technologies, where he held a series of positions including vice president of global manufacturing.

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.