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Genaera and Ludwig Institute Extend Collaboration

NEW YORK, March 8 (GenomeWeb News) - Genaera and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research said today that they have extended for two years their collaboration to develop genes and proteins as drug targets and therapeutics.

 

"The goal of this collaboration is to provide new therapeutic products for asthma, cancer, and other diseases, based on our combined efforts in genomics and biological research," said Roy Levitt, Genaera's president and CEO, in a statement.

 

The collaboration will include further resarch into interleukin 9, which plays a role in asthma. 

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.