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InteRNA, Biotique, Genomatix, and BioTeam Join ABI's SOLiD Community Software Program

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Applied Biosystems said today that four bioinformatics companies have joined its SOLiD Software Development Community program, an initiative that supports third-party development of software for its SOLiD second-generation sequencing technology.
The four new members are InteRNA Genomics, Biotique Systems, Genomatix, and the BioTeam. They join Geospiza and GenomeQuest, who began partnering with ABI under the program in February.
ABI will co-market InteRNA's small RNA bioinformatics pipeline, miR-Intess, under the program.
Details of the relationship between ABI and the other new partners were not provided.
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.