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Specialty Labs and Tm Make Available CF Screening Test

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (GenomeWeb News) -Specialty Laboratories and Tm biosciences today announced the availability of a multiplex genetic screening test for Cystic Fibrosis that they have jointly developed.


The test screens for 70 of the most clinically important CF gene mutations in the US population. The test is based on Tm's Tag-it mutation detection technology, and is being made available through physicians and other health care professionals.


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.