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SanAir and Gene Systems to Evaluate qPCR-based Bacteria Detection

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Gene Systems and SanAir Technologies have begun a trial program to identify bacteria in water using qPCR, SanAir said today.
 
Under the partnership, the companies will compare the performance of qPCR testing protocols with those based on culture and DNA sequencing methods.
 
Gene Systems has developed qPCR instruments designed specifically for testing Legionella and other bacteria.
 
SanAir said it will complete the initial phase of the study in mid-June.
 
HC Information Resources and Klenzoid Water Treatment will collect samples for the study.

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.