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Virtual Compute Forms Bioinformatics Group

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (GenomeWeb News) - Virtual Compute said today that it has established a new bioinformatics group.

 

The company said the new group will provide solutions for researchers in the fields of computational biology, genomics, proteomics, pharmacogenomics, pharmacogenetics, cheminformatics, medical informatics, and rational drug design.

 

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.