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Updated HMMER Website

The EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute has launched a dedicated website for HMMER, a search software that helps biologists identify the evolutionary relationships between sequences.

The new website features easy-to-use search and visualization capabilities. Users can navigate between analyses by clicking on icons or figures such as graph bars and taxonomy trees, and they can filter input and output sequences by taxonomy and domain architecture making results easier to interpret. Also, HMMER has been incorporated into protein data services at EMBL-EBI such as Pfam and InterPro and the development team plans to extend the software to handle DNA searches as well.

The Scan

WHO Seeks Booster Pause

According to CNN, the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on administering SARS-CoV-2 vaccine boosters until more of the world has received initial doses.

For Those Long Legs

With its genome sequence and subsequent RNAi analyses, researchers have examined the genes that give long legs to daddy longlegs, New Scientist says.

September Plans

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration is aiming for early September for full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on Targeting DNA Damage Response, TSMiner, VarSAn

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: genetic changes affecting DNA damage response inhibitor response, "time-series miner" approach, and more.