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James Czaban, Frank Barone

Funding Update: Mar 31, 2009

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Sequencing-Related NIH Funding, FY 2009, through March 26, 2009

Bruno Sobral, Michael Gilman, Kathy Gibson, Uwe Christians,Herbert Fritsche, Dan Crowther

The Quest For Function

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Small RNA research continues to heat up as scientists deploy experimental and new computational tools to elucidate function. Plus, a peek at new findings in snoRNAs and moRs.

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.

In a talk at the AAAS meeting in Chicago, Stanford University bioengineer Drew Endy said that the US needs a national initiative to support and encourage synthetic biology.

Christian Johansson, Gov. Martin O'Malley, Ambrose Schwallie, Jonathan Fleming, Doug Cole, Jean George, Christopher Schaber, Paul Alivisatos, Steve Chu, President Barack Obama, Jay Keasling, Greg Kessler, Jeffrey New

Proteins, Front and Center

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Once a tool that only piqued the interest of technology developers, protein microarrays have come into their own as scientists find new ways to apply them in basic and translational studies.

HINXTON, UK--The implications of the speedup of various genome projects was well reflected in this year’s Genome-Based Gene Structure Determination symposium, held June 1-2 on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus

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Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner. 

Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.

A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.

In Nature this week: Australian lungfish provides details on the movement of vertebrate life from water to land, and more.