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Xpogen Grants Two New Software Licenses

NEW YORK, June 10-The Cambridge, Mass.-based bioinformatics firm Xpogen said today that it had issued two new licenses to its PathlinX 2.0 analytic software.


The Genomics Center of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, which provides genomic lab serves to research organizations, and Cambridge-based Genstruct will use the software in their work.


PathlinX integrates gene, phenotype and other data.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.