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North Carolina Core Lab to House Unparalleled Resources

 

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (GenomeWeb News) – Construction on the new North Carolina Research Campus began today with a ground-breaking ceremony for the facility’s centerpiece Core Lab, according to a statement.

 

The $80 million, 80,000 square-foot lab will contain the state’s only 900 MHz NMR Spectrometer, together with two smaller NMRs. It will house a genomics facility, an imaging facility, and a GMP manufacturing facility. 

 

The 350-acre NC Research Campus will house up to 100 private companies and research institutes from state universities.

The Scan

CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern"

CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern."

From FDA to Venture Capital

Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post.

Consent Questions

Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles.

Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes

In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.