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Firefly Awards $120K in Research Products under Grant Program

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Firefly BioWorks said this week that it has awarded $120,000 in grant funding to support 12 projects that involve the profiling of large numbers of samples over multiple microRNA targets.

The awards can be used to purchase the company’s miRNA research products and services, including its FirePlex miRSelect multiplexed assays for miRNA expression analysis.

The Scan

Steps for Quick Review

The US Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the quick review of drugs and vaccines for the Omicron variant, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Moving Away From Using Term 'Race'

A new analysis finds that geneticists are using the term "race" in their papers less than in years past, as Science reports.

Point of the Program

The Guardian writes that some scientists have called the design of a UK newborn sequencing program into question.

Science Papers Present Multi-Omic Analysis of Lung Cells, Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation

In Science this week: a multi-omic analysis of lung cells focuses on RIT1-regulated pathways, and more.