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Dicerna Pharmaceuticals has named Pankaj Bhargava as its chief medical officer.

Bhargava, who will oversee the company's clinical development activities and regulatory affairs, was previously senior vice president at Sanofi Oncology. Before that, he was vice president of clinical research and interim chief medical officer at Aveo Pharmaceuticals.

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.