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EMD Antibody Data to Appear in GenomeCube Database, RZPD Website

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (GenomeWeb News) - The Germany-based not-for-profit genomic research-services center Ressourcenzentrum fur Genomfoschung will provide information about EMD Biosciences' antibody products in its resource database and on its website as part of a cooperative agreement, the companies announced today.


The RZPD, will integrate data provided by the Madison, Wisc.-based Merck subsidiary into its GenomeCube resource database concerning "antibody characteristics" and the "identification or assignment" of an antibody to a particular gene, the companies said.


Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.