Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

eBioinformatics Attempts Market Grab with Free CD

Premium

PLEASANTON, Calif.--eBioinformatics, a company that originated in Australia but now has its corporate headquarters here, distributed free BioNavigator CD-roms in the September 10 issue of Science and at the International Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference. The giveaway to Science subscribers, which was expected to reach 160,000 scientists, is part of the company's effort to make its bioinformatics analysis capabilities available to researchers in academia, and small and mid-size biotech organizations. BioNavigator, a graphical, web-based workspace that facilitates DNA and protein sequence analysis, sequence database searching, PCR primer design, and phylogenetic reconstruction, among other functions, is viewed by the company as the "America Online of bioinformatics" that will provide users with services and information on "pay per use" subscription plans, commented James Nelson, vice-president of product marketing.

Filed under

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.