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Boeing Grants ACS, HudsonAlpha, UAB $100K for Kidney Cancer Research

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Boeing has announced a $100,000 grant to support a kidney cancer research collaboration between the American Cancer Society, the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

HudsonAlpha's Richard Myers and UAB's Guru Sonpavde are investigating genomic signatures and other biomarkers associated with kidney cancer in blood and urine.

In a statement, the partners said they would "refine and optimize kidney cancer biomarkers for use in the clinic."

Other details were not disclosed.

The Scan

Call for a Different Tack

Experts weigh the value of recent experiments testing genetically modified pig kidneys using brain-dead individuals, according to Nature News.

Wastewater Warning

The New York Times reports that wastewater surveillance in some parts of the US point to a possible surge.

Can't Get in the Program

Due to the Northern Ireland protocol dispute, the European Union is preventing UK researchers from joining the Horizon Europe research program, the Times of London reports.

Science Paper on Spatial-Controlled Genome Editing

In Science this week: approach to enable a CRISPR-Cas13a-based system to be used as a cancer therapy.