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Qiagen: Oct 25, 2006


Qiagen this week launched its Fast Cycling PCR product line, which the company said reduces cycling times by an hour to under 20 minutes “without compromising the quality of results.” The company said that the kit is compatible with all makes and types of thermal cyclers and PCR assays. The Fast Cycling PCR product line is for research use only.

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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.