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Taking Questions

In a chat on Twitter yesterday, users asked Stephen Kingsmore from the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children's Mercy Hospital questions about genetics and genomics in a pediatric setting. The questions came from other healthcare professionals as well as parents and others. Some asked about how sequencing is being rolled out to help diagnose or treat sick kids.

Others, though, asked about whether physicians were ready to contend with genomic data.

The Scan

UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants

The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports.

Push for Access

In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports.

Not as Cold

Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes.

Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones

In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.