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RefSeq 77

RefSeq 77 is now available via ftp and through the National Center for Biotechnology Information's programming utilities. This release incorporates genomic, transcript, and protein data available as of June 29, 2016 and includes 100,678,438 records, 65,964,245 proteins, 15,563,994 RNAs, and sequences from 60,892 organisms. 

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.