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GeneGo Certifies Yale Microarray Center as 'Center of Excellence,' Extends License with Unilever

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GeneGo said today that it has certified Yale University’s Keck Microarray Center as a “Center of Excellence” that will act as a training facility for GeneGo and provide access and support for its software tools.
Under the terms of the agreement, Yale researchers will have access to GeneGo's MetaCore software, as well as training and advanced support.
GeneGo said that Yale researchers will use MetaCore to study basic and translational research; cancer biology; neuroscience research; and other clinical conditions.
Separately, GeneGo said today that consumer goods firm Unilever has extended its license to MetaCore for use in safety studies.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.