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NCGA Says Corn Genome Data to be Made Available by Three Companies

NEW YORK, March 15 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Corn Growers Association said today that three agriculture industry players - Ceres, Monsanto, and DuPont subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred International - will provide data in support of the effort to sequence the corn genome.


The corn genome data provided by the three companies will be added to the data already in the public domain, NCGA said. These data are expected to be made available in a searchable database on a website hosted by the DonaldDanforthPlantScienceCenter, NCGA added.


Access to the website can be obtained by completing a licensing agreement at


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.