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The National Academy of Engineering has awarded Leroy Hood the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize of $500,000 for his work in automating DNA sequencing. Hood was a key proponent of the Human Genome Project and he is the president and co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle. He has also helped launch companies such as Amgen and Applied Biosystems.


The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.