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People in the News: Sep 17, 2010 (rev. 1)


At the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid annual meeting, Matthew Eldridge, head of the bioinformatics core facility at the Cambridge Research Institute, was named as one of the recipients of the caBIG building capabilities award, which was given in recognition of collaborative, community-led efforts to advance caBIG technology.

Eldridge developed caArray Importer, a tool that builds on caArray, which is used to manage microarray data, to make it easier to import legacy microarray data so that it can be integrated with other data collections. The tool let users retrieve array designs; create, modify, and delete projects; validate data files; and modify files among other capabilities.

The Scan

Dropped Charges

The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

More Kids

The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children.

PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS

In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more.

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.