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GeneGo Licenses MetaBase Database to GSK

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (GenomeWeb News) - GeneGo has licensed its MetaBase database of human biology and medicinal chemistry to GlaxoSmithKline, the company said today.


According to GeneGo, GlaxoSmithKline plans to apply the database to its preclinical drug discovery efforts, as well as to integrate the database's content into its internal informatics systems.


Specific terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.

The Scan

Dropped Charges

The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

More Kids

The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children.

PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS

In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more.

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.