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Gene Codes' Sequencher 5.3

Gene Codes has released Sequencher 5.3, the latest version of its DNA sequence and analysis software. This release incorporates the Cufflinks suite for RNA-seq analysis, visualization tools for exploring differential expression data, and enhancements to Sequencher Connections, a new interface that lets uses run multiple analyses in parallel.

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US Supports Patent Waivers

NPR reports that the Biden Administration has announced its support for waiving intellectual property protections for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Vaccines Versus Variants

Two studies find the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to be effective against viral variants, and Moderna reports on booster shots to combat variants.

CRISPR for What Ails You

The Wall Street Journal writes that CRISPR-based therapies could someday be used to treat common conditions like heart attacks.

Nature Papers Review Integration of Single-Cell Assay Data, Present Approach to Detect Rare Variants

In Nature this week: review of ways to integrate data from single-cell assays, and more.