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Celera Net Loss Narrows, Q1 Revenues Down

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (GenomeWeb News) - Celera Genomics this morning reported a net loss of $16.3 million for its first fiscal quarter ending Sept. 30, compared to a net loss of $19.6 million for the same period last year.

 

The Rockville, Md.-based company had revenues of $17.3 million for the quarter, compared to $23.5 million for the year-ago quarter. Of this revenue, online information business revenue decreased to $15.3 million for the first quarter, compared to $20.6 million in the same period last year.

 

The company had R&D expenses of $21.8 million, compared to $32.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2002.

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.