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Trio of Scottish Universities Get $20M Proteomics Grant

NEW YORK, May 18 (GenomeWeb News) - Three Scottish Universities have been awarded an £11 million ($20 million) grant to help fund their proteomics research, according to a report by the Edinburgh Evening News.

 

The grant will be split between researchers at the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dundeeand the funding is being provided through the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, two UK government agencies, the newspaper said.

The Scan

Possibly as Transmissible

Officials in the UK say the B.1.617.2 variant of SARS-CoV-2 may be as transmitted as easily as the B.1.1.7 variant that was identified in the UK, New Scientist reports.

Gene Therapy for SCID 'Encouraging'

The Associated Press reports that a gene therapy appears to be effective in treating severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome.

To Watch the Variants

Scientists told US lawmakers that SARS-CoV-2 variants need to be better monitored, the New York Times reports.

Nature Papers Present Nautilus Genome, Tool to Analyze Single-Cell Data, More

In Nature this week: nautilus genome gives peek into its evolution, computational tool to analyze single-cell ATAC-seq data, and more.