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JGI Launches Public Online Genome Data Clearinghouse

NEW YORK, March 2 (GenomeWeb News) - The US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute released this week its Integrated Microbial Genomes data-management system, JGI said.


IMG is a state-funded offering to the global research community that can be used as a clearinghouse for datasets produced by JGI and other DNA-sequencing centers.


According to JGI, the IMG system currently features over 200 organisms, with an additional 200 already in the queue for 2005. The institute is offering the system to the public on its website  


JGI is planning a series of presentations at various locations throughout March and April in an effort to familiarize the research community with IMG. The schedule is available here.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.