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New Product Watch: Feb 2, 2010

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Oxford Gene Technology this week launched three new CytoSure ISCA aCGH arrays to meet various resolution, multiplexing, and budget requirements.

Designed in collaboration with the International Standard Cytogenomic Array Consortium, the eight array by 60,000-feature, four array by 180,000-feature, and four array by 44,000-feature CytoSure ISCA formats allow users to focus on disease and syndrome-associated genome regions, in addition to offering whole-genome coverage, OGT said.

All CytoSure arrays are sold with OGT's CytoSure Interpret analysis software.

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.