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Ohio Venture Fund to Support Life Sciences

NEW YORK, April 9 (GenomeWeb News) - The State of Ohioannounced the formation of its first angel fund last week, which will make available $1.3 million to support "the commercialization of innovations in life sciences, information technology, physical sciences and novel service models in Ohio," according to a statement issued by the Columbus Venture Network.

Mike Bowers of the CVN confirmed that some investments from the fund would likely occur in genomic technology areas.


The fund, called the Ohio TechAngel Fund, has 50 private equity investors and is the largest angel fund in the upper Midwest, according to the statement.

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.