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Welcome to the Blogosphere, HUGO

HUGO has gotten in on the blogging world. Yep, the Human Genome Organisation has launched "HUGO Matters," a blog of all things genome-a-rific. An introductory post from Edison Liu, the organization's president, tells readers, "At the heart of social media are web-based technologies to foster discussions, share knowledge, and encourage participation. HUGO is also committed to such goals as they apply to genetics and genomics worldwide. So, we are taking the innovative step into social media to harness the power of blogging and social networking at Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter."

The Scan

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.

Study Reveals Potential Sex-Specific Role for Noncoding RNA in Depression

A long, noncoding RNA called FEDORA appears to be a sex-specific regulator of major depressive disorder, affecting more women, researchers report in Science Advances.

New mRNA Vaccines Offer Hope for Fighting Malaria

A George Washington University-led team has developed mRNA vaccines for malaria that appear to provide protection in mice, as they report in NPJ Vaccines.

Unique Germline Variants Found Among Black Prostate Cancer Patients

Through an exome sequencing study appearing in JCO Precision Oncology, researchers have found unique pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants within a cohort of Black prostate cancer patients.