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Oxford Gene Tech Collaborating with Optra

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Oxford Gene Technology is collaborating with healthcare and life sciences IT company Optra Systems to develop new visualization and analysis software, OGT said today.

The joint project is now in a testing phase, and the companies already have developed an initial software platform for use in visualizing and analyzing biomedical data from high resolution scanners.

OGT R&D Director John Anson said in a statement that the firm is "evaluating outsourcing opportunities for a further pilot project to develop a more powerful version of the software," and plans to continue its collaborations with Pune, India-based Optra Systems.

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US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.