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Cytoscape 2.6.0, miRBase 11.0, Biojava 1.6, MIRA 2.9.25, Simcyp Pediatric Simulator

Cytoscape 2.6.0 is available here.
The latest version of the open-source network-visualization platform includes several improvements, including a web service client manager; access to Pathway Commons, IntAct, and NCBI Entrez Gene; synonym import from BioMart; a network manager that supports multiple network selection; and improved label positioning.

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has released a new version of the miRBase database of published microRNA sequences and associated annotation.
Version 11.0 of miRBase, available here, contains 6,396 entries representing hairpin precursor miRNAs, expressing 6,211 mature miRNA products, in primates, rodents, birds, fish, worms, flies, plants, and viruses.

Biojava 1.6 is available here.
The new release, based on Java 1.5+, includes an improved phylogenetics package, an updated PDB file parser, and other improvements.

Version 2.9.25 of the MIRA 2.9.25 sequence assembler is available here.
MIRA 2.9.25 now includes mapping assemblies of Illumina Genome Analyzer reads, SNP detection with Illumina GA reads, an improved command-line interface, simplified handling of hybrid assemblies that involve Sanger, 454, and Illumina GA reads, and other new features.

Simcyp has released a new version of the Simcyp Pediatric Simulator, a modeling and simulation platform that models pharmacokinetic behavior in “virtual populations” of children to help drugmakers better predict dosing for pediatric medications.

Simcyp Pediatric 2008 is available as a module for the company’s Simcyp Population-based ADME Simulator.

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The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.