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Church Team's Involvement in X Prize Topped Most-Read GenomeWeb Daily News Stories Last Week

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - What are GenomeWeb News subscribers reading? Below are the five most-read articles for the five-day period ended Friday, Dec. 7.
 
1. George Church's Personal Genome X-Team Joins X Prize Race (from Dec. 4)
 
2. Eurofins to Close Three Facilities as Operon, MWG, and Medigenomix Subsidiaries Form Genomics Joint Venture (from Dec. 4)
 
3. Swiss Government Launches $354M Systems Biology Initiative (from Dec. 6)
 
4. Coriell to Use Affy Chips to Genotype Thousands of Volunteers; Project Will Study Effect of Genetic Risk Factors on Treatment (from Dec. 5)
 
5. Spanish Researchers Use ABI Tools to ID Pig from Pen to Plate (from Dec. 5)
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.