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In the PNAS Early Edition this week, an international research team presents "an allele-specific copy number analysis of the in vivo breast cancer genome" and describe allele-specific copy number analysis of tumors — or ASCAT — a novel bioinformatics approach that allows users to "accurately dissect the allele-specific copy number of solid tumors, [while] simultaneously estimating and adjusting for both tumor ploidy and non-aberrant cell admixture." ASCAT profiles, the autho

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UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.

President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.