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Aurora Sells Several Liquid Handling Stations to NIH s Chemical Genomics Center

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (GenomeWeb News) - The NIH's Chemical Genomics Center will purchase several low volume liquid handling workstations from Aurora Discovery, the company said today.


The center plans to use the systems to develop chemical-probe research as part of the NIH's Molecular Libraries Screening Centers Network initiative.


Aurora sells two low volume liquid hanlding systems, called Flying Reagent Dispenser and Picoliter Rapid Transfer Robot.

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.