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DNA Genotek Partners with Roswell Park on DNA Sample Collection for Breast Cancer Research

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - DNA Genotek said last week that it has partnered with the Roswell Park Cancer Institute to collect DNA saliva samples that RPCI will store in its biorepository and use for breast cancer research.

DNA Genotek collected the samples at the Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure, which was held this weekend in Buffalo, NY.

The project marks the company's second so-called “Spit for the Cure” event, following a similar effort that it led in 2007 along with the Arkansas Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.