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Insilicos Awarded $400K to Develop Heart Disease Diagnostics

NEW YORK, March 13 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has awarded Insilicos a two-year, $400,000 grant to develop a blood test for heart disease, the company said today.

 

Insilicos said it would use patent-pending computational and biological methods to analyze blood samples for the test, which will help identify patients at risk for heart attacks.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.