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Genomic Solutions Now Uses Zymark s Twister to Tweak Hummingbird

NEW YORK, July 30 - Genomic Solutions will use Zymark's Twister II robotics technology to market a new automated version of its Cartesian Hummingbird, the companies said today.


This new version of Genomic Solutions' plate handler currently sells for $95,000, a company spokeswoman said. She added that potential competitors include Gilson and Tecan.


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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.