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William Hawkins and Nicholas Nacleiro

Baebies has appointed William Hawkins and Nicholas Nacleiro to its board of directors. Hawkins has held several leadership positions at Medtronic, including chairman and CEO. Prior to Medtronic, he held senior leadership positions at several prominent healthcare companies, including Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly. Nacleiro is a founding partner of Illumina Ventures. Previously, he served as senior vice president of corporate and venture development at Illumina, and co-founded or served in leadership positions at numerous diagnostic and life science firms, including Quanterix, ParAllele Bioscience, True Materials, and Motorola Life Sciences.

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.