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NEWSBRIEF: Illumina Gets $1 Million from SBIR

NEW YORK, May 10-Illumina said today that it had been granted $1 million through the National Institutes of Health's Small Business Innovation Research program to develop its bead array technology.


The award, a phase 2 grant, will underwrite Illumina's efforts to create a highly parallel system for microarray experiments.


Illumina, based in San Diego, Calif., is publicly owned.


For more information, see the company website.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

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For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.