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Affymetrix Offers Free Design for Plant and Animal Whole-Genome Arrays

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (GenomeWeb News) - Affymetrix will develop whole-genome arrays in collaboration with plant and animal researchers, waiving the design fees, the company said today.


This year, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company plans to produce new whole-genome arrays for wheat, rice, poplar, corn, pig, cow, chicken, grape, soy, tomato, cotton, and citrus under the new initiative, called Consortia Design Program.


Affymetrix will underwrite the design fees for the arrays and help researchers with sequence selection and other design issues.


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.