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EMBL Hamburg Gets 3.5M Euro For TB Structural Proteomics

NEW YORK, June 24 - The European Molecular Biology Laboratory's Hamburg outstation and its partners have received a 3.5 million Euro ($4 million) grant from the German government to do structural proteomics on Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the EMBL said late Monday.

 

The grant, awarded by the German Federal Ministry of Education, is part of the government's proteomics initiative, "New efficient procedures for functional proteome analysis."

The Scan

Panel Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Kids

CNN reports that the US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted in favor of authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old.

Sharing How to Make It

Merck had granted a royalty-free license for its COVID-19 treatment to the Medicines Patent Pool, according to the New York Times.

Bring it Back In

Bloomberg reports that a genetic analysis has tied a cluster of melioidosis cases in the US to a now-recalled aromatherapy spray.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on SomaMutDB, VThunter, SCovid Databases

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of somatic mutations in normal tissue, viral receptor-related expression signatures, and more.