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Yourgene: Jonathan Seaton

Yourgene has appointed Jonathan Seaton to its board of directors as a non-executive director. Seaton is currently serves as director at GenomOncology. Prior to that, he served as head of corporate and business development and government affairs at Becton Dickinson. Before Becton Dickinson, Seaton served as vice director, global business development at Roche Diagnostics from 2008-2015. Prior to Roche, he worked as a life sciences investment banker for Deutsche Bank. 

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.