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Oxford Nanopore Rapid 1D Library Kit

Oxford Nanopore has launched its Rapid 1D library kit, designed for the MinIon sequencing platform. The kit includes a two-step protocol and takes 10 minutes from gDNA to get onto the MinIon. It produces 1D reads. And because it includes a fragmentation step, it produces a range of sequencing lengths shorter than the starting sample. Users have reported from 1kb to 180kb single reads depending on their starting material, 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.