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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has launched a website for published research results from its Pediatric Cancer Genome sequencing project with Washington University.

Named Explore, the site is designed to allow access to the project's data, enabling researchers to use the data to make discoveries of their own. Users can also track the project's progress. To date, it has sequenced 250 of the planned 600 tumor/normal samples.

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.