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CXR Biosciences to Provide Toxicology Profiling Service on Agilent Platform

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (GenomeWeb News) - CXR Biosciences of Dundee, Scotland, on Wednesday announced the launch of its transcriptional profiling services for toxicology based on the Agilent microarray platform.


The company is the second European outfit to receive Agilent certification as a microarray services provider.  Institut Gustave-Roussy of Villejuif Cedex, France, in July became the first European agency to certify as an Agilent microarray services provider.

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.