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Downloads and Upgrades: Genedata Biologics 3.0, UCSC Genome Browser, and more.


Genedata has released Genedata Biologics 3.0, a new version of its enterprise solution for biologics research and development.

According to its developers, the new release standardizes antibody screening, protein engineering, and protein production processes. It includes improvements to its data management and access control framework, a flexible reporting engine, extended molecule processing support, and updated tools for managing antigens among other changes.

The University of Santa Cruz Genome Browser group has released a new browser for the olive baboon, Papio anubis.

The whole-genome shotgun assembly was provided by the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center. There are 72,500 scaffolds with a total size of 2,948,380,710 bases.

ChemAxon said this week that it has deposited crowd-sourced chemical structures gathered through its public website,, into the Pubchem repository.

The company has also includes links to structure-based data for each structure.

DNA Software has launched qPCR CopyCount, a cloud-based service based on the company’s proprietary technology that derives absolute DNA quantification from quantitative PCR sample data.

The Scan

WHO Seeks Booster Pause

According to CNN, the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on administering SARS-CoV-2 vaccine boosters until more of the world has received initial doses.

For Those Long Legs

With its genome sequence and subsequent RNAi analyses, researchers have examined the genes that give long legs to daddy longlegs, New Scientist says.

September Plans

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration is aiming for early September for full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on Targeting DNA Damage Response, TSMiner, VarSAn

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: genetic changes affecting DNA damage response inhibitor response, "time-series miner" approach, and more.