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Biopharma, Bioinformatics Research Center, European Bioinformatics Institute

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The second edition of Biopharma, the biopharma reference guide, is now available at http://www.biopharma.com. The book is 654 pages, and has product, technology, and competitive descriptions and assessments for 250 products. The descriptions highlight composition, activity, nomenclature, companies involved and relationships, manufacturing methods, patents and technology transfer, regulatory history/status, medical uses/indications, market sizes/shares, as well as controversial aspects.


The Bioinformatics Research Center at the University of Glasgow has released a faster version of the TOPS topology-based protein structure comparison server. Users can go to: http://balabio.dcs.gla.ac.uk/tops/compare.html.


The European Bioinformatics Institute released MSDbar, a toolbar application to search the Protein Data Bank Japan, among other databases. More information is available at: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/msd-srv/docs/msdbar.html.

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.