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OpenHelix Bioinformatics Training Services

OpenHelix, a divsion of Bio-IT World that provides open-access bioinformatics resources, has launched a new website as well as expanded subscriber services for academic and commercial research institutions. 

OpenHelix offers over 100 tutorials on popular bioinformatics and genomics tools. The redesigned website support more concise and accurate navigation and easiser access to popular tutorial suites among other updates. 

The Scan

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.