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Genotyping with NIH

The National Institutes of Health is funding several researchers across the country as part of a new initiative called the Genotype-Tissue Expression project, which aims to enhance the understanding of the effects of genetic variation. The project will create a resource for researchers studying inherited susceptibility to disease as well as an extensive tissue bank. The project's initial phase will center around collecting high-quality RNA from 30 to 50 tissue sites from the brain, heart, and lungs of deceased donors, according to NIH. Normal tissue will also be collected from living donors for comparative purposes. Donors' DNA will be genotyped and their RNA sequenced. The Broad Institute is receiving the largest award through the initiative — worth $11.4 million — to serve as the project's research and data analysis hub. The Broad will be responsible for the overall coordination of the project.

The Scan

Vaccine Update Recommended

A US Food and Drug Administration panel recommends booster vaccines be updated to target Omicron, CNBC reports.

US to Make More Vaccines for Monkeypox Available

The US is to make nearly 300,000 vaccine doses available in the coming weeks to stem the spread of human monkeypox virus, according to NPR.

Sentence Appealed

The Associated Press reports that Swedish prosecutors are appealing the sentence given to a surgeon once lauded for transplanting synthetic tracheas but then convicted of causing bodily harm.

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.