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Cable Company Donates $3 Million to TGen Foundation; TV Spots Planned

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (GenomeWeb News) - Cox Communications has donated $3 million to the TGen Foundation to help pay for research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, according to a local media report.

The company also plans to air 30-second television ads to help educate Arizonaresidents about the institute's work in research for diseases such as breast cancer, autism, and prostate cancer, the ArizonaRepublicreported today on its website.

The Scan

Vaccine Update Recommended

A US Food and Drug Administration panel recommends booster vaccines be updated to target Omicron, CNBC reports.

US to Make More Vaccines for Monkeypox Available

The US is to make nearly 300,000 vaccine doses available in the coming weeks to stem the spread of human monkeypox virus, according to NPR.

Sentence Appealed

The Associated Press reports that Swedish prosecutors are appealing the sentence given to a surgeon once lauded for transplanting synthetic tracheas but then convicted of causing bodily harm.

Genome Biology Papers on COVID-19 Effector Genes, Virtual ChIP-seq, scDART

In Genome Biology this week: proposed COVID-19 effector genes, method to predict transcription factor binding patterns, and more.