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McGill to Sequence Mycobacterium Avium Genome for NTM

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Miami, Fla.-based non-profit NTM Info & Research said recently that it has awarded a $30,000 grant to McGill University for sequencing the Mycobacterium avium intracellulare genome.
 
NTMir provides funding for research into pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease.
 
The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center, located in Montreal, will conduct the study, which NTMir is funding under its Rapid Information Pilot Studies initiative.
 
The NTMir's RIPS program is focused on providing “guidance about pressing issues regarding pulmonary NTM host vulnerability, sources of infection, and clinical treatment issues,” NTMir said last week. 

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.