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Congrats One and All

Nine scientists are among this year's MacArthur Fellowship winners, reports the Nature News Blog. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Elodie Ghendin is using sequencing strategies to study human pathogens while William Seeley at the University of California, San Francisco, is using a variety of approaches, including MRI and microscopy, to better understand frontotemporal dementia and the University of Michigan Medical School's Yukiko Yamashita is studying the mechanisms that control stem cell division. The "genius award" totals $500,000. "Fellows are selected for their creativity, originality and potential to make important contributions in the future," Robert Gallucci, the president of the MacArthur Foundation, tells The New York Times.

The Scan

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

TB Resistance Insights Gleaned From Genome Sequence, Antimicrobial Response Assays

Researchers in PLOS Biology explore M. tuberculosis resistance with a combination of sequencing and assays looking at the minimum inhibitory concentrations of 13 drugs.

Mendelian Disease Genes Prioritized Using Tissue-Specific Expression Clues

Mendelian gene candidates could be flagged for further functional analyses based on tissue-specific transcriptome and proteome profiles, a new Journal of Human Genetics paper says.

Single-Cell Sequencing Points to Embryo Mosaicism

Mosaicism may affect preimplantation genetic tests for aneuploidy, a single-cell sequencing-based analysis of almost three dozen embryos in PLOS Genetics finds.