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Thomas Hudson has been appointed to the Genome Quebec board of directors. Hudson is president and scientific director of the Ontario Institute for Cancer and a professor in the department of molecular genetics at the University of Toronto.

Additionally, he founded McGill University and the Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, which he managed from 2002 to 2006. He also served as assistant director of the Whitehead/MIT Center for Genome Research and was one of the founders of the International HapMap Consortium, the Public Population Project in Genomics, and the International Cancer Genome Consortium.

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.