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Omni Genetics, Roche to Co-identify SNPs in Mice

NEW YORK, April 1 (GenomeWeb News) - Omni Genetics announced today that it will collaborate with Roche to identify SNPs within the genome of closely related mouse strains using its proprietary rapid-turnaround, whole-genome SNP-scanning technology.

 

Knowledge of the pattern of genetic variation in mice can eventually be applied to better understand the genetic basis for human disease susceptibility and drug response, the company said.

 

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.