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DoD Awards $4.9M to Virginia Bioinformatics Institute for PathPort Project

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (GenomeWeb News) - The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech University said today that it has received an additional $4.9 million from the US Department of Defense towards further development of PathPort, an informatics tool for gathering and analyzing information about pathogenic organisms.


PathPort is an interoperability framework that provides access to biological characterizations of known pathogens and their near relatives, as well as tools to analyze and interpret the data, VBI said.

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.