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Michael Epplen

Michael Epplen has been promoted to president of Sunquest Information Systems. Epplen had been serving as chief operating officer of Sunquest as well as president of Atlas Medical, which Sunquest parent company Roper Technologies acquired two years ago. He previously spent five years as CEO of Data Innovations, another company that Roper bought in 2015.

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.