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The latest version of the chimpanzee genome is now available here via the University of California, Santa Cruz's Genome Browser FTP server. The October 2010 assembly was produced by the Chimpanzee Sequencing and Analysis Consortium. It covers about 97 percent of the genome to 6-fold coverage with an N50 contig length of 44 kilobases and 33,990 supercontigs with an N50 of 8.4 megabases.



Genewiz
, a provider of Sanger sequencing services, has launched GeneGroup, a new online account management system. According to the company, it features accessible, secure, user-friendly functions for lab group account management and enables labs to set-up and track projects, manage users, view history, and track spending.
The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more