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The MathWorks last week launched Bioinformatics Toolbox 3.0 for its MATLAB software, which enables computational biologists and research scientists to prototype algorithms and build applications for drug research, genetic engineering, and other genomics and proteomics projects.
According to the Mathworks, Bioinformatics Toolbox 3.0 offers a combination of enhanced import, analysis and visualization capabilities that are particularly useful for biologists and researchers who work with microarray and mass spectrometry data. Users can now perform more precise analysis of various forms of microarray data, including array-based comparative genomic hybridization, tiling, SNP, and gene expression arrays, the company said.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.