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New Product Watch: Nov 17, 2009


Eurofins MWG Operon this week became a certified service provider for Roche NimbleGen sequence capture arrays, Roche said.

Ebersberg, Germany-based Eurofins will now provide services based on NimbleGen Titanium Optimized Sequence Capture arrays coupled with sequencing services from Roche 454 Life Sciences. Eurofins is the first genomic service provider to join the global Roche NimbleGen CSP Program in Europe.

Toray Industries last week announced a grant award program for researchers who wish to access its 3D-Gene gene expression arrays.

Tokyo-based Toray offers 3D-Gene whole-genome arrays for studying human, mouse, rat, and yeast. The firm also offers a microRNA array, as well as focused arrays for studying digestive cancer and immunity and metabolic syndromes.

Grant recipients will be provided with 3D-Gene array services plus a research grant of $2,000 to cover sample preparation costs. Microarray processing and analysis will be performed by Toray in Japan, Toray said. The company is accepting applications for the awards until Dec. 10.

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.