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FGT Provides Genetic Banking Services to Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (GenomeWeb News) - The Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium said today that it has selected First Genetic Trust to provide it with a comprehensive information technology infrastructure to manage MMRC's tissue and data banking.


Under the agreement, FGT will provide its web-based enTrust genetic banking system for MMRC to create a central repository of well-phenotyped myeloma tissue and relevant biological samples contributed by member institutions, MMRC said.


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.