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New Products: Jul 12, 2011 (rev. 1)


The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has released version 54 of COSMIC, the Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer. The new version includes the full curation of five new cancer genes and seven new fusion pairs. Additionally, four new systematic screens are included, covering a range of cancer phenotypes.

The Scan

Possibly as Transmissible

Officials in the UK say the B.1.617.2 variant of SARS-CoV-2 may be as transmitted as easily as the B.1.1.7 variant that was identified in the UK, New Scientist reports.

Gene Therapy for SCID 'Encouraging'

The Associated Press reports that a gene therapy appears to be effective in treating severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome.

To Watch the Variants

Scientists told US lawmakers that SARS-CoV-2 variants need to be better monitored, the New York Times reports.

Nature Papers Present Nautilus Genome, Tool to Analyze Single-Cell Data, More

In Nature this week: nautilus genome gives peek into its evolution, computational tool to analyze single-cell ATAC-seq data, and more.