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Macromolecular Structure Database, Molsoft, Definiens


The Macromolecular Structure Database group at the EBI now offers a platform-independent toolbar application to search the MSD Relational Database. It is available at


Molsoft has released a free program, ICM Browser, that can read PDB files, sequences, alignments, or internal binary multi-object documents, visualize rich sequence-structure, save high-resolution images, create colored alignments, perform PDB searches, annotate structures, and calculate RMSD between structures. It is available at


Definiens has launched version 2.1 of its Proteomweaver 2D gel analysis software. The new version allows users to analyze multiple samples run within the same gel. It uses a new quantification algorithm that has been especially designed for multi-fluorescence gels.


The Scan

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 is 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.