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The Center of Excellence in Infection Genomics at UTSA will conduct functional genomics studies of a range of infectious pathogens and seek to develop drugs and vaccines.

The NIH funding will support labs and research cores performing proteomics, systems biology, computational biology, imaging, and other research projects and services.

The deal is the first revenue-generating license for any technology developed at UTSA, and is the first multi-institution license secured through a regional tech-management office created last year to negotiate deals for four UT institutions in south Texas.

Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.