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Invitrogen Teams with Canadian Researchers on PGx Research

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Invitrogen said Monday that it will collaborate with researchers at Genome Quebec and the Montreal Heart Institute Pharmacogenomics Centre on a pharmacogenomics research project.
 
Specifically, Invitrogen said that the partners aim to develop novel methodologies and reagents for targeted medical resequencing.
 
Researchers at the Pharmacogenomics Centre are trying to identify new SNPs within around 200 specific ADME/Tox-related genes that affect drug metabolism. The collaboration with Invitrogen is meant to accelerate this effort, the partners said in a statement.
 
“This collaboration offers Invitrogen the opportunity to work closely with thought leaders in the field of pharmacogenomics and to better understand this emerging area of research,” said Rob Bennett, Invitrogen’s vice president of advanced sequencing applications, in a statement.

The Scan

Vaccine Update Recommended

A US Food and Drug Administration panel recommends booster vaccines be updated to target Omicron, CNBC reports.

US to Make More Vaccines for Monkeypox Available

The US is to make nearly 300,000 vaccine doses available in the coming weeks to stem the spread of human monkeypox virus, according to NPR.

Sentence Appealed

The Associated Press reports that Swedish prosecutors are appealing the sentence given to a surgeon once lauded for transplanting synthetic tracheas but then convicted of causing bodily harm.

Genome Biology Papers on COVID-19 Effector Genes, Virtual ChIP-seq, scDART

In Genome Biology this week: proposed COVID-19 effector genes, method to predict transcription factor binding patterns, and more.