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People in the News: Leif Andersson, Jorge Dubcovsky

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Leif Andersson and Jorge Dubcovsky have received the 2014 Wolf Prize in Agriculture.

The Wolf Foundation, an Israeli nonprofit, awards prizes to scientists and artists in the subjects of agriculture, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, physics, and arts each year. The prize consists of a certificate and $100,000.

Andersson, a professor at Uppsala University in Sweden, was awarded the prize for his work in "genomic and marker assisted selection as a means to identify superior breeding stock." In 2012, BioArray News met with and interviewed Andersson about his use of SNP arrays and next-generation sequencing to study race horses.

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.