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Number Crunch: Jan 1, 2001

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Current annual market value of bioinformatics and platform software and services: $52 million • Expected growth rate of bioinformatics market: 35 percent • Projected annual bioinformatics market value, 2004: $110 million • Percent of genomics experts surveyed who expect commonplace genetic profiling of patients in five to seven years: 58 • Percent who consider a shortage of well-trained staff a problem: 64 • Percent who feel current patent laws cause industry uncertainty by providing inadequate protection for investment: 76

SOURCES: INFORMA GROUP, SILICO RESEARCH.

The Scan

UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants

The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports.

Push for Access

In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports.

Not as Cold

Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes.

Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones

In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.