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Ensembl Genomes 28

Ensembl Genomes 28 is now available. This release features updates to version 81 of the Ensembl platform across all divisions with a total of of 23,636 genomes from 4,991 species. It also includes annoation updates for Schizosaccharomyces pombe (fission yeast); and recalculated protein domains for Ensembl protists, metazoa, fungi and plants using the latest version of InterProScan.

The Scan

Call to Look Again

More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration.

Not Always Trusted

In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports.

Identified Decades Later

A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports.

Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease

In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.