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AltheaDx to offer Biomarker Services on Affymetrix Platform

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – AltheaDx today announced that it has been named an Affymetrix authorized service provider.
 
The San Diego-based molecular testing services provider said that the deal enables it to offer biomarker discovery and development services based on Affy’s GeneChip microarray platform. It said it would use the genotyping and gene expression platform to identify new biomarkers and analyze gene pathways that are critical to the development and progression of cancer.
 
Terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

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.