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BioInform s Surfing Report: Web-based Tools from RECOMB 2005


AMOD (Assisted Morpholino Design), from the University of Minnesota, uses translation initiation site predictions and sequence-to-sequence comparisons to aid in putative morpholino identification:

InsPecT, a tag-based tool for analyzing mass spectra, from the University of California, San Diego:

Massome, a database of 162,000 human protein interactions from MIT and Harvard:

Medusa, developed at Columbia University, learns motif models of transcription factor binding sites by incorporating promoter sequence and gene expression data:

MultiBind, from Tel Aviv University, identifies binding patterns common to a set of protein structures:

Notung 2.0, developed at Carnegie Mellon University, is a framework for gene tree reconstruction as well as a phylogenetic analysis tool:

PFAAT, from Pfizer, is an application for analyzing and annotating large protein families:

PSAlign, from Texas A&M University, performs multiple sequence alignment in polynomial time:

SCARNA (Stem Candidate Aligner for RNA), from the University of Tokyo, determines the similarities of the sequences and potential secondary structures for two RNA sequences:

SplitsTree 4.0, from the University of T bingen, is a general framework for tree- and network-oriented phylogenetic analysis:

TOPOFIT-DB is a database of more than 3 million pre-calculated protein structure alignments from Northeastern University:

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The Scan

Booster Push

New data shows a decline in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy over time, which the New York Times says Pfizer is using to argue its case for a booster, even as the lower efficacy remains high.

With Help from Mr. Fluffington, PurrhD

Cats could make good study animals for genetic research, the University of Missouri's Leslie Lyons tells the Atlantic.

Man Charged With Threatening to Harm Fauci, Collins

The Hill reports that Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was charged with making threats against federal officials.

Nature Papers Present Approach to Find Natural Products, Method to ID Cancer Driver Mutations, More

In Nature this week: combination of cryogenic electron microscopy with genome mining helps uncover natural products, driver mutations in cancer, and more.