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In the Interpretation

Stanford University's Konrad Karczewski and colleagues have developed an online tool to analyze personal genomic data, writes Daniel MacArthur at Genomes Unzipped. As MacArthur notes, the tool, called the Interpretome, currently works with 23andMe and Lumigenix data. "This is an awesome idea. Basically, you analyze your 23andMe raw data with a variety of tools, without actually having to send it anywhere," writes Davidski at the European Genetics and Anthropology Blog.

At his own blog, Karczewski writes that he and the other teaching assistants for Stanford's Personalized Medicine and Genomics course developed the browser-based tool to help the students interpret their data. "The site provides an open-source framework for personal genome interpretation, demonstrating the power of genotyping for ancestral and clinical analysis," Karczewski says, adding that the tool is not to be used for diagnostic purposes.

At Genomes Unzipped, MacArthur says that he suspects that the tool's Principal Component Analysis package will be popular as it helps "you to place your genetic data in the context of worldwide patterns of genetic variation," he says. An indeed, the European Genetics and Anthropology Blog's Davidski has also test the PCA tool out. Meanwhile, The Genetic Genealogist is intrigued by the advanced settings tab, where tweaks can be made to the analysis settings, and that the site allows for imputation.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.