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Affymetrix, Wisconsin Institute to Pursue Genes Linked to Childhood Diseases

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Affymetrix and the Children’s Research Institute in Wisconsin will use Affy’s GeneChip technology to identify genetic variations linked to common, complex childhood diseases, Affy said today.
 
CRI, a non-profit medical research arm of the Children's Hospital and Health System affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin, intends to use the data from the large-scale studies to develop diagnostics, and to “show the clinical utility of array-based molecular diagnostics,” Affy said. 
 
Affy is conducting the five-year partnership through its Translational Medicine Program.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.