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FactBio's Knowledge Sharing Platform

Bioinformatics software developer FactBio has launched the first version of Kusp, its knowledge sharing platform, which is specifically designed for the life sciences industry. According to the developers, Kusp uses community standards to improve data discovery, curation, and integration and lets users simplify data curation through automation and by applying advanced data science techniques. Its list of features includes providing reference ontologies and biomedical identifiers for annotating biological entities and the ability to learn new patterns of annotation based on user input which improves its performance over time. 

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.