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New Products: Integromics' OmicsOffice; GenBank version 189


Integromics next month will release OmicsOffice, a software tool that combines Integromics' software solutions for analyzing next-gen sequencing data, qPCR data, and microarray data.

GenBank version 189.0 is now available here via FTP from the National Center for Biotechnology Information. It contains data as of April 15.

The new release comprises approximately 139 gigabases of data from 152 million entries of non-whole genome sequencing, non-CON sequences, and around 273 gigabases from 81 million entries from whole-genome sequences. Uncompressed, the release 189.0 flatfiles require around 545 gigabases of sequence files only.

Since the previous release in February, the non-WGS/non-CON portion grew by 1.9 gigabases, increasing the number of entries by 2 million. An additional 816, 460 records were updated.

The Scan

US Booster Eligibility Decision

The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions.

Arizona Bill Before Judge

The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction.

Additional Genes

Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News.

Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.