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New Products: Bioo Scientific's NextFlex Cell Free DNA-Seq Kit

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Bioo Scientific has launched the NextFlex Cell Free DNA-Seq kit for preparing Illumina libraries from low amounts of circulating tumor DNA or cell-free fetal DNA. According to the company, the kit can be used with 1 nanogram of DNA to construct libraries within two hours or less. It is compatible with NextFlex DNA barcodes and NextFlex dual-indexed DNA barcodes.

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.