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New BioBuilds Website and Updated Library

Lab7 Systems as launched a new website for the BioBuilds project and released a expanded version of the BioBuilds library.

BioBuilds is a curated and versioned reference collection of open source bioinformatics tools. In addition to several new tools, this version of BioBuilds is optimized for the IBM Power Systems platform enabling scientists to operate IBM hardware with existing informatics binaries. The freely available resource also supports multiple linux-based operating systems, Intel x86 platforms, as well as Mac OS X.

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 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.