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The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has released version 55 of COSMIC, the Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer. The new version includes new curations of the tumor suppressor gene PRDM1, fusions of CRTC1/CRTC3-MAML2, and three new systematic screen publications. Additionally, a new release of the Cancer Gene Census raises the number of known cancer genes to 464. Recently added genes include SF3B1, ARID2, CCNE1, CDK12, FUBP1, XPO1, and MED12.

The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.