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VizX Labs of Seattle has introduced GeneSifter.Net, a web-based microarray analysis software system. The product allows scientists to load microarray image files into a database that is accessible via the web. It provides a customizable interface, several options for organizing data, and password-protected user access. In Japan, GeneSifter.Net will be distributed by Tokyo-based Marubun, a three-year exclusive distribution agreement.

Spotfire of Somerville, Mass., said last week that CambridgeSoft of Cambridge, Mass., will market and resell academic versions of Spotfire’s DecisionSite software. The company will offer annual subscriptions to hosted online versions of DecisionSite, DecisionSite for Lead Discovery, Decision Site for Functional Genomics, and DecisionSite Statistics.

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.