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Ensembl Genomes 33

Ensembl Genomes 33 is now available. This release incorporates the Araport 11 gene model annotation for Arabidopsis thaliana and adds mitochondrial and plastid genome sequences to the current maize chromosomal assembly. It also includes updated peptide comparative genomics and BioMarts for plants and fungi and updated protein features from InterPro for plants, metazoa, protists, and fungi among other changes.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more