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NHGRI's $30M Awards for Genomic Centers of Excellence Tops Most-Read GenomeWeb Daily News Stories Last Week

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - What are GenomeWeb News subscribers reading? Below are the five most-read articles for the five-day period ended Friday, Aug. 24.
1. NHGRI Awards $30M for Genomic Centers of Excellence at Dana-Farber, Stanford (from Aug. 20)
2. Ventana Scoffs at Roche's Second Bid Extension; US Court OKs Request to Block 'Anti-Takeover Provisions' (from Aug. 22)
3. Ciphergen Receives Noncompliance Letter From Nasdaq (from Aug. 20)
4. Strand to Help Agilent 'Accelerate' GeneSpring Upgrade to Meet 'Evolving' Demand (from Aug. 21)
5. Gene Logic to Reposition Discontinued Drug Candidates for Merck Serono (from Aug. 23)
The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.