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PreOmics PreON

PreOmics has launched its PreON protein sample preparation platform. According to the company's website, PreON processes 4 to 12 samples in less than three hours and uses a plug-and-play method selection that streamlines protein sample processing for mass spectrometry-based protein analysis. The benchtop system also features an onboard heated shaker, automated swing-out centrifuge, and automated pipetting, and is designed to eliminate both manual processing steps and errors.

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.