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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A study online today in Science hints that the live, attenuated viruses used in some vaccines may be able to recombine in their hosts in rare cases, producing viruses that are once again able to cause infection.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Institute for Animal Health in Pirbright, UK has received a £680,000 ($1.1 million) grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council to sequence the genome of an insect that spreads viral diseases among livestock.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The North American Limousin Foundation announced on Tuesday a non-exclusive deal with Geneseek covering genomic testing services.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Eureka Genomics today said that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture has issued it a $100,000 grant to develop an assay to determine bovine parentage using multiplexed next-generation sequencing technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council will invest £19 million ($29.8 million) in the Genome Analysis Center at the Norwich Research Park in the UK as part of a broader, five-year £250 million ($392 million) investment in the biosciences.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Kenya Wildlife Service said it plans to create a forensic and genetic laboratory following a pledge of KES16 million ($188,235) from the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics of the American Museum of Natural History.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new study is highlighting contributions that hybridization has made to adaptive traits in South American butterflies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GeneThera announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Applied Genetics has signed a deal with the Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico to validate GeneThera's platform for Johne's disease.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two University of Georgia genetics researchers have landed $1.8 million in new National Science Foundation grants to fund genomics and molecular biology studies, UGA said yesterday.

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Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.

Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.

In Science this week: Genetic Probability tool identifies likely diagnoses in 45 percent of inflammatory arthritis cases, and more.