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City of Hope to Use eGene's Technology to Genotype Bone Marrow Matches

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The City of Hope National Medical Center is using eGene’s automated genetic analyzer for HLA genotypying to help it match bone marrow transplants, eGene said today.
 
eGene’s HDA-GT12 system will replace the HLA laboratory's manual agarose gel electrophoresis process.
 
Additional details were not disclosed.

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.