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National Center for Biotechnology

GenBank 163.0 is available via FTP from the National Center for Biotechnology and is available here.
The new release contains around 8.4 billion base pairs of non-whole-genome-shotgun sequence and roughly 106 billion base pairs of WGS sequence. Uncompressed, the 163.0 release flat files require about 335 GB for sequence files only. The ASN.1 data require approximately 289 GB.

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Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more