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South Dakota University Wins $16.1M NIH Grant to Study Genomics, Proteomics

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institute of Health has awarded the Universityof South Dakota$16.1 million to help support R&D in genomics and proteomics.

 

The five-year grant, the largest biomedical research award ever awarded in the state, will help research and science at the USD and the following South Dakotainstitutions: AugustanaCollege, Black HillsStateUniversity, DakotaWesleyanUniversity, MountMartyCollege, OglalaLakotaCollege, and SissetonWahpetonCollege, according to a local news report.

 

 

The report said the grant will "create new opportunities and jobs throughout South Dakotaand continue efforts to make the state a top research center in proteomics and genomics."

The Scan

And Back

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Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.