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US Senate Awards $500,000 for Trout Genome Study

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 - The USSenate Appropriations Committee has awarded West Virginia$500,000 to map the trout genome, the Citizens Against Government Waste reported yesterday (see report here).


The funding was part of $11.6 million that West Virginiasenator Robert Byrd grabbed in pet projects for his state, mostly for agriculture and aquaculture projects. The NationalCenterfor Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture will collaborate with West VirginiaUniversityon the trout genome project, according to the report.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.