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NCGR Receives $225K Grant to Develop Legume Information Network

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Center for Genome Resources said today that it has been awarded $225,000 by the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture to develop a Legume Information Network.


According to the NCGR, the network will be developed with the ARS and the Center for Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics at the University of Minnesota, and will provide a portal through which legume biologists can access data and analysis tools distributed across the Internet.


The network is also expected to be able to help researchers handle specific tasks, such as identifying allergens in legumes through comparative genomics, and provide mechanisms for other information resource providers to join the effort, the NCGR said.

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.