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New Site Aims to Connect Potential Collaborators


The National Institutes of Health's National Center for Research Resources-sponsored Clinical and Translational Science Awards Consortium has launched a new Web site where potential collaborators can connect. Users of the new Collaboration Opportunities Web site have the opportunity to both post and respond to specific requests for collaborators, according to the NIH Office of Extramural Research's blog, the Extramural Nexus. "Those who post and respond do not need to be affiliated with a CTSA institution," NIH says, adding that "postings can be for either developing projects or for more established projects in need of collaborators." Investigators who wish to be notified when projects are posted are asked to subscribe to CTSA's CollabOppNotice listserv, here.

The Scan

Possibly as Transmissible

Officials in the UK say the B.1.617.2 variant of SARS-CoV-2 may be as transmitted as easily as the B.1.1.7 variant that was identified in the UK, New Scientist reports.

Gene Therapy for SCID 'Encouraging'

The Associated Press reports that a gene therapy appears to be effective in treating severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome.

To Watch the Variants

Scientists told US lawmakers that SARS-CoV-2 variants need to be better monitored, the New York Times reports.

Nature Papers Present Nautilus Genome, Tool to Analyze Single-Cell Data, More

In Nature this week: nautilus genome gives peek into its evolution, computational tool to analyze single-cell ATAC-seq data, and more.