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Number Crunch: Jan 1, 2001


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


The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.