May 7, 2021

Why Some Researchers Oppose Unrestricted Sharing of Coronavirus Genome Data

(Nature) – The debate has caught the attention of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) — which runs its own genome repository, called GenBank — and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has considered encouraging grantees to share … Read More

May 7, 2021

Moderna Announces First Data Showing Efficacy of COVID-19 Vaccine Booster in Development

(Medscape) – The Moderna SARS-CoV-2 vaccine booster developed specifically with variant B.1.351 in mind shows efficacy against that strain and the P1 variant among people already vaccinated for COVID-19, according to first results released on Wednesday. Furthermore, data from the … Read More