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Lion Bioscience of Heidelberg, Germany, has released GenomeScout 1.0, a genome comparison and analysis software system. The system was developed primarily for analysis of microbial genomes, with applications for identifying microbial drug targets and for vaccine development. GenomeScout is based on Lion’s SRS Data Integration System.

Proteome of Beverly, Mass., has launched two new databases that link protein functional information with the human genome: the Human Proteome Survey Database and the G Protein-Coupled Receptor Database. The two mammalian-focused databases include data from human, mouse, and rat biology. Both databases integrate across all species within the company’s BioKnowledge Library for deeper analysis.

DoubleTwist of Oakland, Calif., announced that automated searching of Derwent’s Geneseq patent database is now available through the DoubleTwist.com genomics research environment. By assigning the DoubleTwist Patent Agent to their sequence data, scientists can continuously monitor Geneseq and conduct homology-based searches against patent data, all within the context of their genomic research on DoubleTwist.com, said DoubleTwist.

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The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.