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Congressional Defense Spending Bill Contains $2.2M for NC Genomics Project

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (GenomeWeb News) - The US House of Representatives approved a defense spending bill last week that included $2.2 million for a genomic project in North Carolina, a Congressman from that state said today.

 

The Guilford Genomic Medicine Project, a collaboration between UNC-Greensboro, Moses Cone Health System, and Duke University, will receive $2.2 million in funding, said Rep. Howard Coble, R-NC. 

 

The project will genetically test Guilford County veterans to help develop personalized health care plans.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.