The Human Immunome Program, which is part of the Human Vaccines Project, eventually plans to profile B-cell and T-cell receptors in more than 1,000 individuals.
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
LIAI is preparing to assemble a permanent staff to run the screening facility, which is expected to include a manager and two full-time technicians, as well as a center director.
If MedImmune can develop and market a drug based on the discovery, it could be a financial boost to the institute, which hopes to diversify its revenue sources once cash from sole corporate sponsor Kirin Pharma USA dries up in 2010.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: ProTraits includes genetic, phenotypic data on bacteria, archaea; Candida albicans assembly 22; and more.
The Wall Street Journal reports that researchers are looking beyond Cas9 for CRISPR editing.
Familial DNA searches in criminal cases are winning over some critics, the Los Angeles Times reports.
In PNAS this week: miR-515 levels higher in women with preeclampsia, horizontal gene transfer in parasitic plants, and more.