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Genome Technology s Conference and Events Calendar: Jun 6, 2005

NEW YORK, June 6 (GenomeWeb News) - Following is a list of conferences and other events scheduled to take place over the next two weeks. For a complete list of events, read Genome Technology, a GenomeWeb News sister publication.


June 13: CHI's Beyond Genome meeting in San Franciscowill touch on bioinformatics, proteomics, systems biology, genomic variation, and RNA interference.


June 15: Applications due for RFA-HG-05-013, NHGRI's program to study the K23 mechanism using genomic or proteomic technologies.


June 15: Applications due for RFA-AA-06-002, NIAAA's program to identify biomarker signatures for alcohol consumption. Applications for the related program, RFA-AA-06-001, are due July 15.


June 19: The annual meeting of the Biotechnology Industry Organization will be held at the PennsylvaniaConvention Centerin Philadelphia. Among the celebrity speakers will be Melissa Etheridge and Arnold Palmer.

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.