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Hutch to Use GenoLogics' Informatics Suite in Early Cancer Detection Studies

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will use GenoLogics’ translational research software in its early-detection cancer research programs, the Canadian company said today.
The Canary Foundation, a non-profit charity focused on funding cancer detection research, is providing the center with GenoLogics' Biomedical Informatics software suite.
The software includes five products: BioVault is used to manage biospecimens; BioChronicle is used for managing clinical annotations; BioQuest is designed to enable web access; BioSphere is used to manage studies; and BioSource is used to enable electronic patient questionnaires.
The company said it will collaborate with Hutch to develop an integrated biorepository and biomedical informatics solution to be used in the center’s Translational and Outcomes Research group.
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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.