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Assemble and annotate your prokaryotic genomes with RAPT

Do you need an easy way to analyze a bacterium you just isolated? The Read assembly and Annotation Pipeline Tool (RAPT) is a pilot service for the assembly and gene annotation of public or private Illumina genomic reads sequenced from bacterial or archaeal isolates. We’ll be giving a webinar on webRAPT on May 19, but …

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A Mother’s Day Message: Time for Action to Improve Maternal Health

Guest post by Diana W. Bianchi, MD, Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and Janine Clayton, MD, Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health For many of you, this past weekend likely had its share of greeting cards, flowers, video calls, and, perhaps, even a tasty brunch celebrating the …

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May 19 Webinar: Using the new web RAPT service to assemble and annotate prokaryotic genomes

Join us on May 19, 2021 at 12PM eastern time to learn how to use the new  RAPT pilot service to assemble and annotate public or private Illumina genomic reads sequenced from bacterial or archaeal isolates at the click of a button. RAPT consists of two major components, the genome assembler SKESA and the Prokaryotic Genome …

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WIRED MAY 10, 2021

US Teens Can Get Their Covid Shot. What’s Next for Schools?

Kids as young as 12 are now authorized for Pfizer’s vaccine. That could make it easier for campuses to reopen this fall—but it introduces a whole new set of decisions.

The New York Times MAY 10, 2021

Do Statins Really Cause Muscle Aches?

People taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs often report muscle pain, but the pain may be the same when they take a look-alike placebo pill.

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