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San Diego Hosts 13th Annual GSAC Meeting

Thursday marks the official start of the 2001 annual International Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference in San Diego.

The meeting, in its 13th year, will host about 3,000 attendees from industry, academia, and government, and some 140 private and public companies. It wraps on Sunday.

Leading GSAC this year are co-chairs Dennis Hochstrasser, from Geneva University Hospital; Yusuke Nakamura, from the University of Tokyo; and J. Craig Venter, from Celera Genomics.

GenomeWeb’s  reporting and editing teams will be there providing comprehensive real-time coverage of breaking news and emerging trends.

The Scan

Omicron's Emergence

The World Health Organization has called Omicron a SARS-CoV-2 "variant of concern," the Los Angeles Times writes.

Not as Much

Merck's pill to treat COVID-19 reduces the risk of hospitalization and death among COVID-19 patients by less than previously reported, the New York Times says.

Bats That Hang Together

Discover magazine writes that researchers have found a social microbiome among vampire bats.

PLOS Papers on CEWAS, Simian Varicella Virus Transcriptome, Dermatomyositis Markers

In PLOS this week: multi-omic approach to home in on genetic risk variants, transcriptomic analysis of the simian varicella virus, and more.