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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

CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern"

CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern."

From FDA to Venture Capital

Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post.

Consent Questions

Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles.

Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes

In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.