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A Dribble of Data

Data from the Coriell Institute's Personalized Medicine Collaborative is starting to dribble out, writes John Fossella at Genes to Brains to Mental Health. So far, Fossella has seen results on five risk variants for five different diseases and says that they line up with the data he received from 23andMe, except for one variant that 23andMe doesn't test.

In other genetic testing news, 23andMe is offering free genome scans, a total of 4,500, to participants in the Palo Alto Senior Games where all athletes are over the age of 50, says Daniel MacArthur at Genetic Future. "Basically, 23andMe is looking for the genetic secrets to a healthy, active old age, and they're willing to spend a hefty chunk of money to get it," he writes.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.