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Faster Flu Vaccines?

Synthetic Genomics is hoping to speed up the production process for influenza vaccines, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Currently, seasonal flu vaccines take months to make and relies on growing virus seed strains in fertile chicken eggs, the Union-Tribune notes

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Science reports that a new White House Office of Management and Budget memo rescinds previous ones that helped research institutions deal with pandemic-related closures.

Researchers report on a concerning strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus found among pigs in China, Agence France Presse reports.

The Associated Press reports that US officials are considering allowing pooled COVID-19 testing.

In Genome Research this week: Y chromosome gene expression analysis, de novo mutations rise with paternal age in rhesus macaques, and more.