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SciGene Licenses Invitrogen Reagents

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SciGene has licensed reagents from Life Technologies division Invitrogen for use in a new sample prep system.

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based firm said that it would incorporate reagents from Invitrogen's BioPrime Total Genomic Labeling System into a kit for use on SciGene's ArrayPrep Target Preparation System, a new instrument that it is developing for automated labeling, purification, and loading of DNA samples onto microarrays for performing aCGH tests.

Terms of the license were not disclosed.

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.