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VizX Labs GeneSifter to be Used Campus-Wide at OHSU

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (GenomeWeb News) - Oregon Health and Science University has purchased an academic core license for VizX Labs' GeneSifter to offer the microarray data-analysis software to OHSU researchers, VizX announced yesterday.


OHSU first purchased the GeneSifter software last September for use in its Cancer Institute.


The new agreement will give all OHSU researchers access to the software.

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.