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WRI and SCBT to Standardize Data Warehouse

NEW YORK, May 26 (GenomeWeb News) - Windber Research Institute and the Shanghai Center for Bioinformation Technology will jointly develop data-integration, -visualization, and -mining technologies for translational medicine research, WRI said today.


The WRI Biomedical Informatics team, headed by Hai Hu, will work closely with the SCBIT, headed by Yixue Li.


WRI is currently involved in clinical studies and clinical trials with Walter Reed Army Medical Center in the Clinical Breast Care Program. Currently, more than 20,000 highly annotated and qualified breast disease samples with more than 500 data fields on each patient are integrated with molecular and imaging data in an Oracle-based data warehouse.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.