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Drexel to Use Open Biosystem shRNA Libary in Alzheimer's Project

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Open Biosystems said today that Drexel University will use its expression arrest shRNAmir short hairpin RNA library to identify and analyze genes associated with Alzheimer's disease.

According to the company, Drexel will use the library as part of a six-year research program set to wrap up this fall.

Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.