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People in the News: Apr 23, 2009


Isis Pharmaceuticals announced that Lloyd Tillman, the company's executive director of pharmaceutical development, has received the American Pharmacists Association's 2009 Ebert Prize.

According to the company, the prize was awarded for Tillman's work published last year in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences related to the oral delivery of antisense oligonucleotides.

The Scan

UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants

The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports.

Push for Access

In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports.

Not as Cold

Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes.

Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones

In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.