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Cognia Wins $500K SBIR Grant to Help Enhance Its Data-Management System

NEW YORK, June 10 (GenomeWeb News) - Cognia has won a $500,000 Small Business Innovation and Research Phase IIB grant from the National Science Foundation, the company said this week.

 

The cash will help pay for "enhancements" to Cognia Molecular, the company's core information-management system. The award will also help pay for the creation of a next-generation universal adapter to enable researchers to "more easily" connect content and tools between themselves and third parties, Cognia said.

The Scan

J&J Booster Support

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times.

To Keep the Cases Moving

The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases.

NAS Expels Archaeologist

Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences.

PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil

In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.