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Getting Out the (Proteomics) Vote

Not to get all self-referential, but last month our sister publication ProteoMonitor had a story on a call by proteomics scientists to include more proteomics in the National Human Genome Research Institute's Encyclopedia of DNA Elements Consortium, or ENCODE, project.

The story was picked up by the website Shared Proteomics, which launched a poll asking its readers if proteomics should be a part of ENCODE.

Perhaps not surprisingly given the site's audience, the majority of voters thus far are in favor of adding proteomics to the project. Eight people have voted yea, versus one nay. There's also one indecisive soul who voted "not sure."

Have an opinion? Go make your voice heard.

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.