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Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Febit

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has recently introduced the latest version of the miRBase online database of published microRNA sequences and associated annotation.
The database now contains 6,396 entries representing hairpin precursor miRNAs, expressing 6,211 mature miRNA products, in primates, rodents, birds, fish, worms, flies, plants, and viruses, according to the institute.

Febit announced this week that it has released a new Geniom miRNA biochip based on the newest version of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute’s miRBase database of miRNA sequences.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.