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Thermo Acquires IRMS Mass-Spec Firm GV Instruments for $21M

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Thermo Electron has acquired Manchester, UK-based mass-spec shop GV Instruments for approximately $21 million, the company said today.
 
GV manufactures isotope-ratio mass spectrometers, and the acquisition will allow Thermo to offer additional features in its mass spec product line, inlcuding noble gas isotope mass spectrometry, the company said.
 
The purchase price is subject to a post-closing adjustment, Thermo said.

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.