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BioJava 4.0.0

BioJava 4.0.0 is available here. The release includes changes to the core application programming interface such as an improved GenBank parser and support for feature records, qualifiers, and nested locations. It also offers better support for crystallographic information, better organization of downloaded structure files, a new algorithm for symmetry detection in biological asesemblies, and other updates.

The Scan

UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants

The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports.

Push for Access

In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports.

Not as Cold

Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes.

Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones

In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.