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Harvard, UNC Join Open Bio's RNAi Program

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Open Biosystems today announced that Harvard University and the University of North Carolina have joined the firm’s Open Access RNAi Program.

The program gives academic systems access to the firm’s RNAi libraries, priority technical support, and access to library extensions and upgrades.

According to Huntsville, Ala.-based Open Biosystems, the two universities purchased access to whole-genome human and mouse lentiviral shRNA libraries developed by the RNAi Consortium and distributed by Open Bio.

Further terms were not disclosed.

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.