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SRI International Forms Center of Excellence in Computational Biology

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (GenomeWeb News) - SRI International established a Center of Excellence in Computation Biology to conduct collaborative research to accelerate drug discovery and development, the research organization said today.


The Center will focus on symbolic systems biology, synthetic biology, and bioinformatics to combat diseases such as cancer and problems associated with aging and sleep disorders.


Patrick Lincoln, SRI's Computer Science Laboratory's director, will also be the director of the Center of Excellence.

The Scan

Looking for Omicron

NPR reports that SARS-CoV-2 testing in the US has gotten better but also that some experts say more needs to be done to better track the Omicron variant.

Holmes Alleges Abuse

The Associated Press reports that Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes has testified at her wire fraud trial that her business and romantic partner abused her.

Bit More Diverse, But More to Do

While Black and Hispanic patients are more likely to participate in cancer clinical trials than previously, they are still underrepresented, according to US News & World Report.

PNAS Papers on Yeast Gene Silencing, Zika Virus Inhibition, Immunoglobulin Hypermutation

In PNAS this week: gene silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, possible neuroprotective role for SHFL in a mouse model of Zika virus infection, and more.