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Tim Barabe

Former Affymetrix CFO Tim Barabe has joined the board of Veeva Systems, a provider of industry cloud solutions for the life sciences. In addition to his role at Affymetrix, Barabe was a senior vice president and CFO at Human Genome Sciences. He also held senior international executive roles in finance, general management, and strategic planning at Novartis.

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.