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Where Are They Now?: Jul 1, 2003


In last July’s issue of Genome Technology, our cover story gave you an in-depth look at genomics research at NIH, starting with an interview with NHGRI’s Francis Collins. He spoke in particular about his institute’s dedication to technology development, spending about $25 million each year on it. That money could be paying off for the genomics community. NHGRI helps fund many grants for new sequencing technologies — and, as you’ll see on page 40 of this issue, some of those technologies could be ready to go in a few years or less.

The July 2002 issue also looked at Gene Codes, which was working overtime using its bioinformatics expertise to identify the remains of victims of the World Trade Center disaster. Just three months later, we announced that Howard Cash, head of the company, was chosen by our readers as the Genome Technology All-Star Person of the Year for that work.


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.