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DNAStar Launches Program to Help Small Academic Centers Buy Its Software

NEW YORK, May 1 (GenomeWeb News) - DNAStar has introduced its "Rising Star" small college grant program, which it said is aimed at helping "smaller" academic institutions acquire Lasergene sequence-analysis software. 


Terms if the program will enable certain colleges or universities to receive up to $2,500 in matching funds towards the purchase of Lasergene software.  The company said it is making an initial commitment of $100,000 in matching funds for the program.

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.