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Canadian Gov t Contributes Additional $315K to Cod Genomics Project

NEW YORK, May 17 (GenomeWeb News) - The government of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada will contribute an additional CA$350,000 ($315,000) to the Atlantic Cod Genomics and Broodstock Development project, which is aimed at enhancing the country's cod industry, according to a local news report.

As GenomeWeb News reported in November 2005, the Canadian government plans to contribute as much as CA$6.5 million over three years to Genome Atlantic, which is a regional Genome Canadaaffiliate, and two partner organizations.

The project, which will be conducted in part by the Huntsman Marine Centre and the Atlantic Genome Centre, is expected to run for four years.

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.