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Integromics to Develop Clinical Interpretation Software for NGS Data


Integromics, which develops software for genomics and proteomics, has partnered with researchers at the Galician Foundation of Genomic Medicine to development data interpretation tools for medical use of genomic data.

Under a €1 million ($1.3 million) grant from the European Regional Development Fund, Integromics and Ángel Carracedo's team at FPGMX plan to work on a project titled ApliClinics to create low-cost methods for analyzing genomic sequence data for clinical applications.

Carracedo's team was also a winner of the European Life Technologies' Ion Torrent Visionary awards.

The Scan

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Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

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For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.