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TIGR, Cold Spring Harbor, NCGR to Develop Plant Semantic Information Network

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Center for Genomic Resources, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and the Institute for Genomic Research have received a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to jointly develop a semantic web development called Virtual Plant Information Network, NCGR said today.


The VPIN will allow several plant information websites to associate their data and services with publicly accessible ontologies.


The project is an extension of two previously NSF-funded semantic web developments, BioMoby and Semantic Moby. It also builds on the Legume Information Network.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.