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GeneGo Donates Pathway Maps to ISICR

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research will offer its members access to manually curated pathway maps donated by GeneGo, the company said today.

The bioinformatics company said the 41 canonical pathway maps it has donated to ISICR describe the role of interferons and cytokines in immune response, development, call cycle, apoptosis, survival, cell adhesion, and chemotaxis.

ISICR is a non-profit organization that includes more than 650 scientists involved in molecular biology, interferon, cytokine and chemokine cell biology, and biochemical research.

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.