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OpenEye Toolkits

OpenEye has released OpenEye Toolkits v2015.June. This release includes a new application programming interface for automatically classifying and separating various components of macromolecular complexes by their functional roles. It also includes an implementatation of the Baell and Holloway's classification of substrucures that are associated with assay false positives; and custom ring template dictionaries which let users quickly add funtionality to 2D depictions.

The Scan

Pfizer-BioNTech Seek Full Vaccine Approval

According to the New York Times, Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking full US Food and Drug Administration approval for their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Viral Integration Study Critiqued

Science writes that a paper reporting that SARS-CoV-2 can occasionally integrate into the host genome is drawing criticism.

Giraffe Species Debate

The Scientist reports that a new analysis aiming to end the discussion of how many giraffe species there are has only continued it.

Science Papers Examine Factors Shaping SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Give Insight Into Bacterial Evolution

In Science this week: genomic analysis points to role of human behavior in SARS-CoV-2 spread, and more.