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Genesis Swaps Software Rights for Stake in Real Time Genomics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Genesis Research and Development will trade its rights to royalties on the sale of a genomics data querying software package for a stake in start-up bioinformatics company Real Time Genomics.

Auckland, New Zealand-based Genesis said today that it is converting the royalty rights to NetValue's SLIM Search software, which is based on Genesis' Cartesian technology, in exchange for a 10 percent stake in the Real Time Genomics. Genesis' interest will be held by New Zealand holding company Gene Value.

The SLIM Search software can search and analyze short genomics reads, data generated by 454 Life Sciences' instruments, and 10k and larger reads in real-time, the company said.

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.