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Daiichi, Toshiba, and Toshiba Hokuto to Develop Array-Based IVD

NEW  YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Daiichi Pure Chemicals, Toshiba, and Toshiba Hokuto Electronics plan to co-develop microarray-based in vitro diagnostic systems and chips, the companies said today.
 
Under the agreement, the companies will first develop an IVD for human papilloma virus.
 
Daiichi Pure Chemicals and Toshiba have collaborated on the system since January 2004.
 
Toshiba Hokuto Electronics has supported development and prototype production and will take responsibility for manufacturing the commercialized chip and detection system.

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.