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NHGRI and Others to Commit $7M to In Vivo Imaging Research

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, and the National Human Genome Research Institute will jointly commit $7 million in financial year 2004 to support seven to nine Exploratory Center grants to develop higher sensitivity in vivo imaging techniques, the institutes announced this week.


In the Request for Applications, the NHGRI stated particular interest in approaches that involve genetically encoded probes, "with emphasis on technologies that have a reasonable future potential to provide information regarding the dynamic presence, location, association, and/or activity of proteins."


The first awards will be announced in July 2004.


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.