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StarDrop 6.3

Optibrium has released StarDrop 6.3, the latest version of its small molecule drug discovery software. This version of the software includes a new module that offers access to structure-based design technologies based on BioSolveIT's SeeSAR package. The new module lets users import ligand and protein structures derived from crystal structures or protein docking software and explore structure-activity relationships. The new release also includes tools for visualizing three-dimensional protein-ligand interactions among other updates.

The Scan

Call to Look Again

More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration.

Not Always Trusted

In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports.

Identified Decades Later

A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports.

Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease

In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.