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The European Nucleotide Archive announced this week that EMBL-Bank Release 105 is now available via the European Bioinformatics Institute's ftp servers and other verified mirror sites.

Full release notes are available here and here.


RefSeq 43 is now available by via FTP from the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

This release incorporates genomic, transcript, and protein data available as of September 5 and includes 15,934,055 records, 11,223,078 proteins, and sequences from 10,854 different organisms.


Version 0.5.0 of Dalliance, an interactive genome viewer, is now available.

Among other features, the latest version of the tool lets users map features from other assemblies, has improved rendering, user interface cleanups, and can now easily be embedded into other web pages.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.