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New Products: Illumina's MiSeq Reagent Kit

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Illumina has launched new reagent kits for its MiSeq system that doubles sequencing output to 15 gigabases by increasing the number of sequencing reads to up to 25 million reads and overall read length to 2x300 bases.

According to the company, the new kit will enable new applications on the MiSeq such as exome sequencing and transcriptome sequencing.

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.