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Researchers Create Physical Map of Drosophila buzzatii Genome

NEW YORK, July 4 (GenomeWeb News) - An international team of researchers have created the first detailed physical map of the Drosophila buzzatii genome, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona said last week.


According to UAB, the researchers first created a genomic library of more than 18,000 random fragments of the fly's genome inserted into bacterial cells. The fragments were then arranged in the same order and position as they occur in the genome using fingerprinting and hybridization techniques.


The map, which was created by investigators from UAB, the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, the Genome Sciences Centre in Vancouver, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, was published in the June issue of Genome Research.

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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.