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John Rossi, Mark Behlke, Carlo Croce, Frank McCormick, Thomas Roberts, Muneesh Tewari

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has established its scientific advisory board.
Joining the SAB are John Rossi, a researcher at the City of Hope and Dicerna co-founder; Mark Behlke, CSO of Integrated DNA Technologies and Dicerna co-founder; and Carlo Croce, a professor at Ohio State University.
Also joining the SAB is Frank McCormick, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and Thomas Roberts, a professor at Harvard Medical School.

CombiMatrix has named Muneesh Tewari to its scientific advisory board.

Tewari is a researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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.