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IDT Completes Acquisition of Oligo Supplier Synthegen

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (GenomeWeb News) - Integrated DNA Technologies has wrapped up its acquisition of Synthegen, a Houston-based custom oligonucleotide supplier, IDT said today.


The deal follows IDT's recent purchase of GenBase and the opening of the company's first satellite production center.


Financial details were not provided.

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.