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Updated NCBI resources

The National Center for Biotechnology Information recently announced updates to the Consensus Coding Sequence (CCDS), Sequence Viewer, and GenBank resources. 

Specifically, NCBI has made CCDS 20 for human available in the Gene databaseThis update adds 1,158 new CCDS IDs and 98 genes into the human CCDS set. CCDS 20 now includes a total of 32,524 CCDS IDs that correspond to 18,892 GeneIDs.

Also available is Sequence Viewer 3.16 which adds several new features, improvements, and bug fixes to the graphical viewer. The list of features includes improved compliance with https protocol requirements, a new tract type, and improved labeling to avoid duplication. Additional details about the release are provided in the release notes.

Finally, GenBank 215.0 is now available via ftp. Uncompressed flatfiles in this release require 790 gigabytes for sequence files only. The ASN.1 data require approximately 650 GB. More details are available in the release notes.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more