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New UCSC Genome Browser Hubs, Assemblies

The genome browser group at the University of California, Santa Cruz has added two new hubs to the collection of publicly available hubs for the UCSC Genome Browser. The Peptide Evidences hub provides data from the analyses of eight large-scale proteomics datasets generated by Spanish National Cancer Research Center. These databases cover a large range of tissues and cell types. The Peterhof Yeast hub, from Saint Petersburg State University, hosts assemblies of several Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains from the Peterhof genetic collection and single nucleotide variation tracks from the SacCer3 genome assembly.

The group has also added two new assemblies to the browser: a new mouse lemur assembly and a new platypus assembly.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.