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NextBio to Integrate Semantic Search Technology with Elsevier's Journals

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientific publisher Elsevier said today that it will partner with bioinformatics firm NextBio to enhance the content in its ScienceDirect journal collection.

Under the terms of the partnership, NextBio will integrate its ontology-based semantic tools and its collection of public data with ScienceDirect. The integration will enable researchers to search ScienceDirect "together with publicly available research data from PubMed, clinical trials, experimental data, and news articles, on one single platform."

Elsevier said that this new capability will be available to users later this summer.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.