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Genome Workbench 2.8.10 and Conserved Domain Database 3.13

The National Center for Biotechnology Information has released Genome Workbench 2.8.10. The release includes several bug fixes and improvements, added support for Ubuntu 14.04, and it automatically saves and restores projects as well as windows positions. 

The NCBI has also released version 3.13 of the Conserved Domain Database (CDD). The updated version of the database includes 286 new or updated NCBI-curated domains and 50,415 total domain models from the CDD's database providers.

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.