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Correction: In the 11-26-01 issue of BioInform, a transcription error in the article, BSI Brings Algorithmic Solutions to Range of Bioinformatics Problems, resulted in a misquote. CEO Ming Li s statement that it would take 90 years to compare the mouse and human genomes using Blast should have read 19 years. BioInform apologizes for any inconvenience this error may have caused. Subscribers:click headline for more

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Looking for Omicron

NPR reports that SARS-CoV-2 testing in the US has gotten better but also that some experts say more needs to be done to better track the Omicron variant.

Holmes Alleges Abuse

The Associated Press reports that Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes has testified at her wire fraud trial that her business and romantic partner abused her.

Bit More Diverse, But More to Do

While Black and Hispanic patients are more likely to participate in cancer clinical trials than previously, they are still underrepresented, according to US News & World Report.

PNAS Papers on Yeast Gene Silencing, Zika Virus Inhibition, Immunoglobulin Hypermutation

In PNAS this week: gene silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, possible neuroprotective role for SHFL in a mouse model of Zika virus infection, and more.