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Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health, SoftGenetics

Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Harvard School of Public Health have collaborated with the Alzheimer Research Forum to develop AlzGene, a database of genetic association studies on Alzheimer’s disease. The database currently includes nearly 1,000 different studies. The resource only includes studies published in peer-reviewed journals available in English. It also provides meta-analyses on all genetic markers with published genotype data available in three or more independent samples.

SoftGenetics’ GeneMarker fragment analysis software now includes a new application for loss of heterozygosity analysis. GeneMarker directly processes electrophoretic separation data, performs sizing calculations, normalizes the data, detects areas of LOH, and provides researchers and clinicians with a patient report, the company said.

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Vaccine Update Recommended

A US Food and Drug Administration panel recommends booster vaccines be updated to target Omicron, CNBC reports.

US to Make More Vaccines for Monkeypox Available

The US is to make nearly 300,000 vaccine doses available in the coming weeks to stem the spread of human monkeypox virus, according to NPR.

Sentence Appealed

The Associated Press reports that Swedish prosecutors are appealing the sentence given to a surgeon once lauded for transplanting synthetic tracheas but then convicted of causing bodily harm.

Genome Biology Papers on COVID-19 Effector Genes, Virtual ChIP-seq, scDART

In Genome Biology this week: proposed COVID-19 effector genes, method to predict transcription factor binding patterns, and more.