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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

UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants

The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports.

Push for Access

In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports.

Not as Cold

Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes.

Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones

In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.