Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

A Different Way of Browsing Your Genome

With a new Firefox plug-in from 5AM Solutions, 23andMe customers can see their genotype information pop up when reading a paper mentioning SNP the company tests for, reports Daniel MacArthur at Genetic Future. MacArthur has a screenshot on his page showing just how it works with his information. "The browser could enhance web pages that mention SNPs and show you relevant information without you actually having to break your reading flow and go look up genotype information," says Andy Evans, the developer of the SNPTips tool, at the company's blog. He that the tool is currently in beta-testing and that he plans to develop it other browsers and for data from other genetic testing companies.

The Scan

Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries

The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research.

Who's Getting the Patents?

A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports.

Other Uses

CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2.

PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More

In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.