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Free Bioinformatics Tools

Bitesize Bio has compiled a handy list of free online molecular biology and bioinformatics databases and tools. Among the best are the Online Bioinformatics Resource Collection, which provides links and annotations for more than 2,000 bioinformatics databases and software tools; the BioMed Central databases; the Online Resource Finder for Lifesciences, which provides searches for online resources introduced in peer-reviewed papers in the life sciences; and the Nucleic Acids Research Bioinformatics Links Directory.

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.