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DNAStar Lasergene 14.1

DNAStar has launched Lasergene 14.1. The new release includes improvements to each of the major software platforms — Molecular Biology, Genomics, and Structural Biology. The company also added automated plasmid annotation to the Lasergene Molecular Biology Suite, and the Lasergene Genomics Suite now includes advanced mRNA isoform analysis via Sashimi plots. The Structural Biology Suite now includes features annotation within Protean 3D for more robust protein analysis. The release also includes enhanced integration and visualization of sets between applications, updated databases, and integration with PowerPoint for advanced editing in presentations, DNAStar 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.