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Joint Genome Institute, National Center for Biotechnology Information, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

The Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute has released IMG (Integrated Microbial Genomes) 2.1, a data-management system for microbial genome data. New features include model eukaryotic genomes, among them several yeast species, as well as the genomes of plasmids. IMG 2.1 includes information on 2,782 genomes — 661 bacterial, 34 archaeal, 24 eukaryotic, 1,661 bacterial phages, and 402 plasmids. Among these genomes, 2,524 are finished and 258 are draft.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information has released RefSeq 22, which includes 5,207,865 records, 3,438,099 proteins, and sequences from 4,187 different organisms.

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute’s Cancer Genome Project has released version 27 of the COSMIC (Catalog of Somatic Mutations in Cancer) database. The release includes upgrades to the website and new data, including resequencing studies and curated genes. COSMIC now contains data on more than 200,000 tumor samples and 400,000 individual experiments.

The Scan

Study Reveals Details of SARS-CoV-2 Spread Across Brazil

A genomic analysis in Nature Microbiology explores how SARS-CoV-2 spread into, across, and from Brazil.

New Study Highlights Utility of Mutation Testing in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

Genetic mutations in BRAF and RAS are associated with patient outcomes in anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, a new JCO Precision Oncology study reports.

Study Points to Increased Risk of Dangerous Blood Clots in COVID-19 Patients

An analysis in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that even mild COVID-19 increases risk of venous thromboembolism.

Y Chromosome Study Reveals Details on Timing of Human Settlement in Americas

A Y chromosome-based analysis suggests South America may have first been settled more than 18,000 years ago, according to a new PLOS One study.