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SciGene this week launched NoZone GP Workspace, an ozone control system that protects fluorescent samples on microarrays from degrading during the scanning process due to ozone found in laboratory air.
 
According to SciGene, the NoZone GP Workspace uses a filtration system that pumps ozone-free air through a special enclosure that surrounds the scanner. Ozone levels within the enclosure are reduced in a few minutes and maintained under 5 parts per billion, regardless of high or fluctuating ambient ozone levels in the laboratory, the company said.
 
The NoZone GP system was designed in cooperation with MDS Analytical Technologies for use with its line of Axon GenePix Microarray Scanners.

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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.