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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

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.