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Cerno Bioscience MassWorks Version 5.0

Cerno Bioscience has launched MassWorks Version 5.0. The new version of the software integrates with NIST GC/MS library search and formula look-up, ChemSpider formula look-up, and accurate mass calibration to improve confidence and selectivity of the NIST search. This builds on a system that is well known for enabling routine formula determination through the company's patented TrueCal calibration algorithm, the company said.

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Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.