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Ontario Researchers Win $235K Gov't Grant to Study Genomics of Biodiversity

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The Canadian government has granted CA$250,000 ($235,000) to two University of Guelph investigators to study biodiversity at the genomic level, the University said today.
The university said the Canada Foundation for Innovation has granted the funds to researchers Ryan Gregory and Robert Hanner of the school’s Department of Integrative Biology.
Gregory and Hanner will “use molecular tools to characterize biodiversity at the species level,” and hope to “advance future biodiversity in genomic research,” the school said.

The Scan

Dropped Charges

The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

More Kids

The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children.

PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS

In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more.

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.