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Vancouver Nets $400K for Shellfish Genomics Lab

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Canadian government has granted CDN$400,000 ($393,000) to start a genomics lab focused on studying shellfish.
 
The Vancouver Island University said Tuesday it plans to use the funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada, a department of the government of Canada to promote development of the economy in Western Canada, to expand the Centre for Shellfish Research by starting the Shellfish Genomics Laboratory.
 
Specifically, the money will go to buy genomics research equipment that will be used to help study biological and environmental stress factors inherent in shellfish.
 
VIU also plans to develop research tools to diagnose stress factors that are related to the transportation, pollution, and the environment in larvae and adult shellfish that are raised in hatcheries.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.