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MDS Layoffs Topped Most-Read GenomeWeb Daily News Articles Last Week

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - What are GenomeWeb Daily News subscribers reading? Below are the five most-read articles for the five-day period ended Friday, July 18.
1. MDS to Cut 210 Jobs in Restructuring (from July 18)
2. LabCorp Takes Over as 23andMe's Genotyping Service Provider (from July 17)
3. Pacific Biosciences Raises $100M in Series E Financing; Plans to Commercialize Sequencer in 2010 (from July 14)
4. NHGRI Awards Four Groups $31M to Study Role of Genetic Variation in Human Disease (from July 17)
5. US Genomics Receives $9.1M to Develop Pathogen Detection Tool (from July 16)
The Scan

US Supports Patent Waivers

NPR reports that the Biden Administration has announced its support for waiving intellectual property protections for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Vaccines Versus Variants

Two studies find the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to be effective against viral variants, and Moderna reports on booster shots to combat variants.

CRISPR for What Ails You

The Wall Street Journal writes that CRISPR-based therapies could someday be used to treat common conditions like heart attacks.

Nature Papers Review Integration of Single-Cell Assay Data, Present Approach to Detect Rare Variants

In Nature this week: review of ways to integrate data from single-cell assays, and more.