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Strategic Diagnostics to Supply Antibodies for SAIC, NCI Proteomic Studies

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Strategic Diagnostics said yesterday that it will provide monoclonal antibodies for a proteomic study being conducted by Science Applications International Corporation – Frederick and the National Cancer Institute.
SDI’s antibodies will be used as reference reagents for the Proteomics Reagents & Resources component of the National Cancer Institute’s Clinical Proteomic Technologies for Cancer initiative.
“As the study of proteins increases in importance to the research community, we foresee a continued and sustained need for SDI’s expertise in antibodies as they continue to be the most widely used tools for understanding the molecular dynamics underlying disease,” said Matthew Knight, SDI’s president and CEO, in a statement.

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.