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Sigma-Genosys Buys LC-MS System from Novatia for Oligo QC

NEW YORK, July 28 (GenomeWeb News) - Sigma-Genosys, a division of Sigma-Aldrich, has purchased a liquid chromatography mass spectrometry system from Novatia of Princeton, NJ, the company said yesterday.


Sigma will use Novatia's LC-MS system to analyze the quality of synthetic oligonucleotides and peptides.


The instrument allows users to obtain high-quality data for synthetic oligonucleotides over 50 bases in length and for synthetic peptides, according to the companies.

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.