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National Biochip Engineering Center, Chinese Academy of Military Medicines, Yishengtang Biological Products

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Chinese scientists have developed a biochip, “Detection Kit for HCV Antibodies,” for the detection of the virus that causes hepatitis C, according to a report in The People’s Daily, the Beijing based newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party.

Wang Shengqi, deputy director of the Beijing based National Biochip Engineering Center led a team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Military Medicines (CAMM) and Yishengtang Biological Products of Shenzhen, China in creating the chip.

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.