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The New York Genome Center has appointed Jennifer Baldwin as COO. She joins NYGC from Genometry, where she was also COO. Previously, she held a variety of positions at the Broad Institute, including most recently as director of genomic technologies platforms. She was also assistant director of the sequencing program at the Whitehead Institute. She holds an MBA from Yale School of Management and a BS from James Madison University.

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.