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Biomatters has released Geneious 4.7 beta, a new version of its bioinformatics sequence analysis platform. Version 4.7 includes a new DNA sequence assembler that allows users to align sequences generated on the Sanger and 454 platforms to a reference genome. It is the first of three planned releases that will provide increasing support for next-generation sequence data. The next release will support data from the Applied Biosystems SOLiD and the Illumina Genome Analyzer II. Other new features of Geneious 4.7 include complete import of Vector NTI files, query-centric alignment, a primer database, 454 import and handling, keyboard shortcuts, dynamic DNA translation to protein for any selection, structure and ORF prediction on alignments, and multi-region sequence selection.

The Scan

Steps for Quick Review

The US Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the quick review of drugs and vaccines for the Omicron variant, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Moving Away From Using Term 'Race'

A new analysis finds that geneticists are using the term "race" in their papers less than in years past, as Science reports.

Point of the Program

The Guardian writes that some scientists have called the design of a UK newborn sequencing program into question.

Science Papers Present Multi-Omic Analysis of Lung Cells, Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation

In Science this week: a multi-omic analysis of lung cells focuses on RIT1-regulated pathways, and more.