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Applied Biosystems TaqPath ProAmp PCR Master Mixes

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched its TaqPath ProAmp PCR master mixes through its subsidiary Applied Biosystems. The master mixes were developed to address challenges in high-throughput genotyping and copy number variation real-time PCR experiments. The new master mixes come in two formulations: TaqPath ProAmp Multiplex master mix with Mustang Purple for multiplexing up to four targets, and TaqPath ProAmp Master Mix which includes ROX as the passive reference dye. The company said the new product provides high data quality, tolerance to inhibitors, 72-hour pre-PCR benchtop stability, multiplexing breadth, and manufacturing consistency.

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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.

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In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.