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European Bioinformatics Institute, Thermo Fisher Scientific

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s European Bioinformatics Institute launched CiteXplore this week. CiteXplore links electronics literature resources to bioinformatics databases providing researchers access to scientific literature published in peer-reviewed journals and databases containing biological data such as DNA and protein sequences, functions, and structures of molecules and microarray data, the company said in a statement.
CiteXplore integrates abstracts from resources including the US National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, the European Patent Office, and Chinese biological abstracts from the Shanghai Information Center for Life Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. From the abstracts, CiteXplore links to full-text articles at various locations. 

Thermo Fisher Scientific introduced dashboard management capabilities to it Retriever 3.2 software this week. Retriever is a Web-based software tool that allows data to be retrieved securely by appropriate people within the organization. The dashboard capability can connect with data systems “to provide real-time analysis of key performance indication, or to forecast results with stimulated data,” Thermo said in a statement.

The Scan

Booster for At-Risk

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for people 65 and older or at increased risk.

Preprints OK to Mention Again

Nature News reports the Australian Research Council has changed its new policy and now allows preprints to be cited in grant applications.

Hundreds of Millions More to Share

The US plans to purchase and donate 500 million additional SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, according to the Washington Post.

Nature Papers Examine Molecular Program Differences Influencing Neural Cells, Population History of Polynesia

In Nature this week: changes in molecular program during embryonic development leads to different neural cell types, and more.