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Warnex, Eppendorf to Collaborate on Food Safety Tests

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Warnex said last week that it has signed an agreement with Eppendorf to develop food safety tests that combine Warnex’s pathogen detection kits and software with Eppendorf’s Mastercycler ep realplex real-time PCR system.

Warnex said it will offer Eppendorf's Mastercycler ep realplex real-time PCR system as an additional platform for its proprietary pathogen tests.

Additional details of the arrangement were not disclosed.

The Scan

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Participation Analysis

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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.