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DNAStar's Lasergene 13

DNAStar has released Lasergene 13, the most recent iteration of its software suite for genomics, molecular biology, and structural biology. The updated software offers tools for performing de novo transcriptome assemblies on desktop computers, annotating mRNAs, and creating transcript templates for gene expression analyses among other updates.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.