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Funding Update: Nov 19, 2010


NIH bioinformatics grants awarded Oct. 6 — Nov. 15, 2010

Project Title: Algorithm and Genome-Wide Database of Functional siRNAs
Principal Investigator: Chenchik, Alex
Organization: Cellecta
Project Start Date: Aug. 6, 2004
Project End Date: Jun. 30, 2011
RFA/PA: PAR-06-535
Funding Institute: NHGRI
FY Total Cost: $934,752

The Scan

Possibly as Transmissible

Officials in the UK say the B.1.617.2 variant of SARS-CoV-2 may be as transmitted as easily as the B.1.1.7 variant that was identified in the UK, New Scientist reports.

Gene Therapy for SCID 'Encouraging'

The Associated Press reports that a gene therapy appears to be effective in treating severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome.

To Watch the Variants

Scientists told US lawmakers that SARS-CoV-2 variants need to be better monitored, the New York Times reports.

Nature Papers Present Nautilus Genome, Tool to Analyze Single-Cell Data, More

In Nature this week: nautilus genome gives peek into its evolution, computational tool to analyze single-cell ATAC-seq data, and more.