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NIAID Gives TIGR $65M to Sequence Dozens of Pathogenic Organisms

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (GenomeWeb News) - The Institute for Genomic Research has signed a five-year, $65 million contract with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to sequence and analyze the genomes of "dozens" pathogens and invertebrate vectors of infectious diseases, TIGR said today.

 

TIGR's sister lab, the J. Craig Venter Science Foundation Joint Technology Center, will conduct the sequencing under the contract, while TIGR researchers will lead each project and coordinate the analysis, the institute said.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more