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LI-COR Offers $1.75M in Matching Funds to Help Schools Buy Its Sequencers

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (GenomeWeb News) - LI-COR Biosciences is offering $1.75 million in Genomics Education Matching Funds for high schools, colleges, and universities to acquire its DNA sequencing systems and software.


The company said the technology would be used by undergraduate students studying molecular biology and related fields.

LI-COR systems are used in academic labs for applications including sequencing, microsatellites, AFLP, SNP discovery, and reverse genetics research.

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.