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Centogene CentoMD 6.0

Centogene has released CentoMD 6.0, a new version of its rare disease mutation database. The latest update includes more than 465,000 patients from 120 countries, with more than 225,000 linked to Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) terms. It contains more than 31 million unique variants, an increase of 150 percent since the last release. The number of classified and curated variants has grown to 145,000, of which about 65 percent were previously unpublished. CentoMD 6.0 also features an updated variant classification tool that follows ACMG guidelines, visualized branching structure for HPO parent and child terms, and an integrated module to show individuals who have undergone biochemical testing.

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.