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Beckman Coulter, Martek Biosciences Sign 10-Year Supply Agreement

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (GenomeWeb News) - Beckman Coulter has obtained non-exclsuive rights for the next 10 years to use Martek's PBXL-1 protein-detection dye, the companies said today.

Beckman will use the dye on its A2 MicroArray System.

Financial terms of the deal 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.