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Core labs remain closed or at reduced operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to concerns about the state of their businesses when they can reopen.
The Genome Editing Research Group of ABRF evaluated different reagent and transfection approaches for delivering CRISPR gene editing machinery into cells.
Panelists at the NSGC annual meeting said artificial intelligence approaches like chatbots could complement traditional genetic counseling approaches.
Clinicians found interpreting negative results and variants of uncertain significance to be challenging, according to an analysis presented at the NSGC annual meeting.
Genetic testing results increasingly inform clinical decisions, though the inclusion of hereditary risk genes beyond BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2 sparked debate.
The researchers found differences in mutational patterns among their African-American patients and that liquid biopsies seem to catch metastases early.
Stanford University's Allison Kurian and her colleagues found that women with pathogenic variants were more likely to undergo a bilateral mastectomy.
Never smokers make up an increasing portion of lung cancer patients, and researchers are working to tease out their genetic and environmental risk.
A speaker at this year's Biology of Genomes meeting discussed marrying genomics approaches such as CRISPR and single-cell sequencing to study disease causality.
Based on allele fragment sizes and mutational signatures, Europeans may have had shorter generation times than other populations, a Biology of Genomes speaker said.
The US Food and Drug Administration is to announce stricter standards for emergency authorizations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, reports the Washington Post.
The Associated Press reports Johnson & Johnson is starting a late-stage clinical trial of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.
Bloomberg reports the budget of Operation Warp Speed is actually $18 billion, higher than the number typically cited.
In Genome Research this week: genomic analysis reveals role of super-spreaders in SARS-CoV-2, epigenetic drivers of cancer, and more.