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AAAS Agrees to Share Pathways Data with Ariadne

NEW YORK, June 29 (GenomeWeb News) - Users of Ariadne Genomics' PathwayAssist and PathwayStudio Central analysis programs will now be able access data from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the two parties announced this week.


Under a newly inked licensing and distribution agreement, Ariadne customers will be able to use data from the Connector Maps database that is available through the journal Science's enhanced Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment edition.


According to AAAS, the resource is updated by "leading authorities" and the database contains 62 pathways and thousands of components and relations that span all types of organisms, "from plants to yeast to humans."

The Scan

Booster for At-Risk

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for people over 65 or at increased risk.

Preprints OK to Mention Again

Nature News reports the Australian Research Council has changed its new policy and now allows preprints to be cited in grant applications.

Hundreds of Millions More to Share

The US plans to purchase and donate 500 million additional SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, according to the Washington Post.

Nature Papers Examine Molecular Program Differences Influencing Neural Cells, Population History of Polynesia

In Nature this week: changes in molecular program during embryonic development leads to different neural cell types, and more.