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Saphetor VarSome API

Saphetor has introduced an application programming interface for its VarSome genomic annotation tool. The API helps bioinformaticians and technology developers who support genetic research integrate VarSome's knowledge base of curated data from more than 30 publicly available genomic databases into their own IT systems. Lausanne, Switzerland-based Saphetor said that the API can increase annotation throughput by fourfold compared to other methods, helping researchers process a full genome in about two hours over an "average" internet connection.

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.