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Paul Dark, Angela Caliendo, Stephan Harbarth, Romney Humphries

DNAe has appointed Paul Dark, Angela Caliendo, Stephan Harbarth, and Romney Humphries to its newly formed clinical advisory board. Dark serves as chair of critical care medicine at the University of Manchester. He also works as a national research lead in critical care for the National Institute of Health Research and as a visiting professor at King's College London. Caliendo serves as a professor, executive vice chair of the department of medicine, and a director of the division of general internal medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She also serves as editor for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, chair of the Microbiology Medical Devices panel for the FDA, and serves on the board of directors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Harbarth serves as an associate professor at the University of Geneva and senior consultant at the Geneva University Hospitals. Humphries is an assistant professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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.