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People in the News: Mar 11, 2010


Generic drug maker Teva Pharmaceuticals said that it has named Philip Frost as chairman of its board.

Frost, who is chairman and CEO of Opko Health, had been serving as Teva's vice chairman. He is replacing former Chairman Eli Hurvitz, who is stepping down due to an undisclosed illness.

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.