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The award will support a University of Arizona-led team in developing a database characterizing genome variation in cassava — a plant for which a draft genome sequence is now available.

Pairings: Apr 29, 2009

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William Brinkman, Elias Zerhouni

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The university will help an international effort to study the genetics involved in malnutrition.

A team of researchers led by Washington University Center for Genome Sciences Director Jeffrey Gordon is undertaking a three year, $5.5 million Gates Foundation-funded study to investigate the role of gut microbes in severe malnutrition in Malawi and Bangladesh.

Pairings: Feb 25, 2009

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Elias Zerhouni, Joshua LaBaer

Already, the promise of synthetic biology is being realized as this level of engineering is brought into drug development. GT looks into synthetic biology drugs in the pipeline and where this field is heading.

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Elias Zerhouni has joined the Gates Foundation, Aushon Biosystems has named a new VP of North American Sales, Joshua LaBaer heads West to Arizona State University, and more.

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A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.

US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.