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Carver Center Named Roche NimbleGen CSP

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche NimgleGen today said that the University of Iowa's Roy J. Carver Center for Genomics has been named a certified service provider for the firm's microarray products.

The Carver Center received certification from the firm for two applications: array Comparative Genomic Hybridization and gene expression.

Harsha Doddapaneni, director of the center, said that the Carver Center for Genomics is the first academic center in the US to attain Roche NimbleGen CSP status for these applications.

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.