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First Genetic Trust to Provide Genetic Banking Services for UC Irvine

NEW YORK, April 13 (GenomeWeb News) - The University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine said today that it will use First Genetic Trust's EnTrust genetic banking platform to manage its clinical and research data.

FGT and UCI also said they plan to partner to commercialize "technologies and certain data assets for sponsored research."

The organizations will co-develop interfaces that will allow other institutions to expand their collaborative research and data-sharing capabilities using national data standards, UCI said.

The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.