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Genome Technology Conference and Events Calendar: Feb 7, 2005

Following is a list of conferences and other events scheduled to take place over the next two weeks. For a complete list of events, read Genome Technology, a GenomeWeb News sister publication.

Feb. 9 CONFERENCE. Scientific meeting  Advances in Genome Biology and Technology opens once again in Marco Island, Fla., for four days. The conference will be held as usual at the Marriott Resort & Golf Club.


Feb. 10 SEMINAR.  NHGRI's biweekly seminar series, sponsored by its intramural research division, is open to all NIH employees and to the public. Judith Klumperman of the department of cell biology will speak. Seminars are held at the main conference room of Building 50 on the Bethesdacampus from to .


Feb. 14 ABSTRACT DEADLINE. Late-breaking research abstracts due today for this year's  American Association for Cancer Research meeting, to be held starting April 16 in Anaheim, Calif.


Feb. 16 ABSTRACT DEADLINE. Due date for abstracts for the  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's The Biology of Genomes meeting. Entries "should contain only new and unpublished material" and will only be accepted through electronic submission.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.