Jefferson Medical College BostonGene, Thomas Jefferson University Partner on Head, Neck Cancer Research The partners will apply whole-exome and whole-transcriptome analysis to evaluate two existing drugs for squamous cell carcinoma treatment. Taproot Health, Five Cancer Centers Agree to Conduct Precision Oncology Master Trial, Share Data Within the master observational trial, the organizations have agreed to prospectively collect real world data and ultimately build a national oncology database. Jefferson Medical Wins $3M MicroRNA Grant The research will involve a partnership with Baylor that will focus on microRNA influences on platelet function in the blood. People in the News: Mar 10, 2009 Premium Al Luderer, Kevin Krenitsky Breaking News Lunaphore Technologies, University of Bern Partner on Colorectal Cancer Study People in the News: New Appointments at Biocept, Novacyt, Centogene, Illumina, More In Brief This Week: Sophia Genetics, Twist Bioscience, Dante Labs, MGI, Codex DNA, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: SpeeDx, Bio-Techne, NuProbe, More DiaSorin Q2 Revenues Rise 20 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand Cepheid Gets $28M From BARDA for SARS-CoV-2 Tests 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.