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You Win Some, You Lose Some

TruGenetics, which in June was offering free genetic scans to its first 10,000 customers, has not been able to secure funding. John Fossella at Genes to Brains to Mental Health and Bertalan Meskó at Science Roll both post the letter they've received from TruGenetics. "Despite our best efforts and contrary to our expectations, our funding sources did not come through and to date, we have been unable to secure funding for launching our genome scanning program," it says.

Complete Genomics has had better luck. The company announced it raised $45 million in its most recent funding round, according to Xconomy.

The Scan

Highly Similar

Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Gain of Oversight

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research.

Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work

The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners

PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC

In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.