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Myriad Enlists Iceland Genomics to Help Hunt for Oncogenes

NEW YORK, June 20 - Myriad Genomics has tapped Iceland Genomics to help it hunt for cancer-causing genes, IGC said today.

 

Under the deal, IGC will use Myriad's batch of genetic markers together with its own sample-collection tools to identify the genes. In exchange, Myriad will award the Reykjavik-based company research and milestone payments as well as royalties on any products that might be developed.

 

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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.