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Univ. of Michigan Med School Receives $4M for Bioinformatics Program



NN ARBOR, Mich.--The Howard Hughes Medical Institute announced that it would grant the University of Michigan Medical School $4 million during the next four years to support a new interdisciplinary program in bioinformatics. As part of its Life Sciences Initiative, the school will offer graduate education and support research in bioinformatics.

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Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.