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Linkage Bio Secures Seed Funding to Develop Molecular Dx for Organ, Stem Cell Transplantation

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Molecular diagnostics startup Linkage Biosciences said yesterday that it has landed an undisclosed amount of seed financing, bringing its total funding to $1 million.
The financing was led by Greenhouse Capital Ventures, the company said.
Linkage, based in San Francisco, said it will use the funds to develop its line of genetic tests for solid organ and stem cell transplantation.

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.