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The Drugatron


“A single button on the screen that reads, ‘Discover novel drug target.’ When you click it, you get a dialog box that says, ‘Validate? (yes/no),’ and then, ‘Win Nobel Prize? (yes/no)’
— Steve Lincoln, InforMax CSO, on what nonexistent technology is number one on his customers’ wish list, BioInform, May 7, 2001

GT introduces the ultimate integrated drug discovery middleware interface

The Drugatron

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.