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AniGenics Now Pyxis Genomics

NEW YORK, June 7-The Chicago-based animal genomics firm AniGenics has changed its name to Pyxis Genomics, the company said yesterday.


The company focuses on identifying genes of interest in agricultural and domestic animals, and using that information to guide animal husbandry


It has a collaboration with Lynx to identify SNPs relevant to food animal breeding and growth.

The Scan

Unwrapping Mummies' Faces

LiveScience reports that Parabon NanoLabs researchers have reconstructed how three Egyptian mummies may have looked.

Study on Hold

The Spectrum 10K study has been put on hold due to a backlash, leading the researchers to conduct consultations with the autism community, Nature News reports.

Others Out There Already

Reuters reports that Sanofi is no longer developing an mRNA-based vaccine for SARS-CoV-2.

PNAS Papers on GWAS False Discovery, PRAMEF2 Role in Tumorigenesis, RNA Virus Reverse Genetics

In PNAS this week: strategy to account for GWAS false-discovery rates, role of PRAMEF2 in cancer development, and more.