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Eli Broad, Profiled

Eli Broad has given much of his fortune away to support the arts and medical research, though this profile at CBS's 60 Minutes says Broad tends to micromanage the money he gives away, particularly to the arts. "Eli's middle name is 'strings attached.' Eli 'Strings Attached' Broad," says Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight. But when it comes to the sciences 60 Minutes says Broad leaves the details to the experts, and Broad notes that he has given $600 million to the genomics institute that bears his name. In the video below, Eric Lander speaks about Broad, and the institute:

The Scan

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Genome Biology Papers on COVID-19 Effector Genes, Virtual ChIP-seq, scDART

In Genome Biology this week: proposed COVID-19 effector genes, method to predict transcription factor binding patterns, and more.