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GenBank 205

GenBank 205 is now available via ftp from the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

The release has 179,295,769 non-WGS and non-CON records containing 184,938,063,614 base pairs of sequence data. Uncompressed flatfiles are approximately 688 gigabytes for sequence files only. The ASN.1 data require approximately 562 GB.

The Scan

Gap in COVAX Doses

BBC News reports that COVAX is experiencing a vaccine shortfall, as the Serum Institute of India has paused exports.

Sanofi, GSK Report Promising Results

The Wall Street Journal reports that the candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline has had encouraging early results.

Influence of Luck

The New York Times examines how the US avoided variant-fueled increases in COVID-19 cases.

PLOS Papers on Retina GWAS, Hantaan Virus, COVID-19 Phenome-Wide Association Study

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of retinal morphology, analysis of hantaan virus found in a mouse, and more.