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Sophia Genetics Alamut Genova

Sophia Genetics has released Alamut Genova, a genome browser for variant exploration. The new product builts on Alamut Visual, which became part of the Sophia portfolio when the company acquired Interactive Biosoftware in June. Alamut Genova features ACMG/AMP classification, 3D protein visualization, Sanger electropherogram visualization, and a set of new splicing predictions.

The Scan

And For Adolescents

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old.

Also of Concern to WHO

The Wall Street Journal reports that the World Health Organization has classified the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617 as a "variant of concern."

Test for Them All

The New York Times reports on the development of combined tests for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses like influenza.

PNAS Papers on Oral Microbiome Evolution, Snake Toxins, Transcription Factor Binding

In PNAS this week: evolution of oral microbiomes among hominids, comparative genomic analysis of snake toxins, and more.