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Downloads and Upgrades: Sep 17, 2010


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

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.