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David Kulp

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David Kulp, formerly vice president of bioinformatics at Affymetrix, has accepted a faculty position in the computer science department at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he’ll be starting a research program in bioinformatics. Kulp, who wrote the Genie gene-finding program, was vice president of bioinformatics at Neomorphic before it was acquired by Affymetrix in 2000.

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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.