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Certara's Simcyp Simulator

Certara has released version 14 of the Simcyp Population-based Simulator, which enables biopharmaceutical researchers predict drug-drug interactions and pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic outcomes in virtual human and animal populations. This release includes an improved gut wall modeling tool, updated compound libraries, and the ability to monitor multiple drug metabolites simultaneously among other changes.

The Scan

And For Adolescents

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old.

Also of Concern to WHO

The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization has classified the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617 as a "variant of concern."

Test for Them All

The New York Times reports on the development of combined tests for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses like influenza.

PNAS Papers on Oral Microbiome Evolution, Snake Toxins, Transcription Factor Binding

In PNAS this week: evolution of oral microbiomes among hominids, comparative genomic analysis of snake toxins, and more.