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CLIC News Roundup - August 2021

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CTSA Program Funding Laid Groundwork for Discovery of B.1.1.7 Variant in California 
At 2:30 in the morning last December, researchers at a Scripps Research lab in La Jolla were fairly certain they had identified the first B.1.1.7 variant of SARS-CoV-2 in California. They had received a sample a few hours before that their collaborating institution, the University of California, San Diego (USCD), suspected could be it. After hours of sequencing, there were only a few more gaps in the genome to fill in.
Special JCTS Issue Highlights CTSA Program Response to COVID-19
A special theme issue of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science (JCTS) highlights the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The compilation of 14 articles reflects on how CTSA Program hubs addressed the crisis, from pivoting research to creating new programs and initiatives. It shares lessons learned and discusses which practices can continue in the future to advance translational science.

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