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Mayo Clinic to Use $5M Donation to Strengthen Partnership with TGen, ASU

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - The MayoClinicCancerCenter plans on using a new $5 million private donation to hire a new senior investigator to work with the Translational Genomics Research Institute and ArizonaStateUniversity, according to today's ArizonaRepublic.


The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based clinic received the donation from Mark Mazzarino, a local businessman and former Mayo patient who wishes to aid the clinic's cancer center in its pursuit of a cure for cancer.


Laurence Miller, director of the MayoClinicCancerCenter, said that the Mazzarino endowment will be used to "recruit a new senior investigator" and to "build a critical mass of researchers to work on new drugs."


Miller also told The Arizona Republic that the new researcher would contribute to Mayo's efforts with TGen and ASU.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.