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Product Watch: NuGen's Ovation Human FFPE RNA-seq Kit

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NuGen Technologies this week announced the release of the Ovation Human FFPE RNA-seq Multiplex System.

The new kit is optimized for use with human samples and provides strand-specific RNA-seq library construction using very low input amounts of total RNA derived from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples. The kit is also suitable for RNA obtained from fresh frozen human tissues or cell lines.

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.