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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

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.