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Aalto Bio Tri-Plex Suite of Proteins and Antibodies

Aalto Bio Reagents has launched it Tri-Plex suite of proteins and antibodies. The suite includes the company's Zika virus (ZIKV) primary envelope, NS1 proteins plus Chinkungunya (CHIKV) E2 wild-type, E1 mutant and E1 wild-type proteins, and a complete set of Dengue virus (DENV) proteins for serotypes 1-4. The Tri-Plex suite was developed so that diagnostic testers would be abley to truly serodiagnose positive cases of ZIKV while ruling out any cross reactivity with similar viruses carried by the Aedes ageypti mosquito, the company 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.