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Genome Pharmaceuticals Wins $5.7 Million in Government Financing


MUNICH--Genome Pharmaceu ticals, a functional genomics company here, secured DM 10 million in government funding, half from a state agency and half from a federal agency, in a recent financing round. The company announced plans to establish a unique combination of three genomic databases holding detailed information on genes, expression profiles, and protein interaction networks to identify and validate novel drug targets for diseases that cannot be treated effectively. Those plans will be carried out in collaboration with other unnamed biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, the company said.

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US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

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Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.