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Affymetrix Axiom Genotyping Arrays for Porcine, Equine Studies

Affymetrix has expanded its menu of Axiom Genotyping Arrays with new chips for studying pigs and horses. The company's new Axiom Porcine Genotyping Array and Axiom Equine Genotyping Array are now available for use by the agriculture community via its Axiom Expert Design Program. Each array contains more than 600,000 markers. The arrays will be featured at a company workshop during the Plant and Animal Genome conference, held this week in San Diego.

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.