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NCBI Now Accepts 454 Sequencer 20 Data

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (GenomeWeb News) - Researchers generating sequence data with 454 Life Sciences' technology can now submit their data to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, 454 said today.


454's new standard flowgram format is the first new sequence trace format adopted by the NCBI since the Sanger method, said the company.


Penn State's Stephan Schuster, who recently sequenced the wooly mammoth DNA, was the first to submit his data in the SFF format, according to a 454 statement. "The submission of our sequencing data allowed for the results to be publicly available prior to the publication of our article," said Schuster.

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.