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Illumina to Expand Into New San Diego Facility

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Illumina will expand its laboratory and office workforce into an 84,000-square-foot facility currently under construction in San Diego, BioMed Realty Trust said Friday.
 
BioMed, a real estate investment company focused on the life sciences industries, said the new facility, for which it officially broke ground on Friday, is an expansion of an existing 110,000-square-foot lease it has with Illumina at the University Towne Center submarket of San Diego.
 
Illumina did not return repeated calls to comment on its plans to lease the facility from BioMed realty.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.