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NIH Licenses Active Motif's Software for Salivary Proteome Project

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health’s Center for Information Technology has licensed Active Motif’s software for use in the NIH’s Human Salivary Proteome Project, the company said today.
 
Under the agreement, NIH will use the AlmaKnowledgeServer 2 knowledge discovery software, which is based on the Spanish company Bioalma’s text mining system, over a multi-year period. NIH plans to use the AKS2 software to support the discovery of saliva-based diagnostic tests, the company said.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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.