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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.

A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.

CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.

Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.