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ICGC Datasets on AWS

Datasets from the International Cancer Genomes Consortium are now available on Amazon Web Services. Specifically, the ICGC said that it has made 2,400 tumor/normal encrypted whole genome sequences from 1,200 unique donors available on the cloud where authorized cancer researchers will be able to access and analyze it.

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Dropped Charges

The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

More Kids

The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children.

PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS

In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more.

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.