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In PLOS this week: computational approach to gauge penetrance of risk variants, evolution of seasonal influenza A strains, and more.

Sequences from 20 Neolithic and Iron Age individuals in sub-Saharan Africahelped retrace regional interactions between forager, pastoralist, and farming groups.

In PLOS this week: transcriptomics-based strategy to study Alzheimer's disease heterogeneity, insecticide resistance diversity and evolution, and more.

A tissue sample from the 1960s harbors a near-complete sample of HIV, IFLScience reports.

In Genome Biology this week: features affecting gut microbiome and parasite patterns, cellular interactions in lung tumor microenvironment, and more.

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Nature editorial calls for large, collaborative studies of potential COVID-19 treatments.

News items for the week of April 27, 2020.

Researchers screened more than 1,000 bats from islands in the Western Indian Ocean and Mozambique for coronaviruses and found that 9 percent tested positive.

The agreement reflects Oncocyte's strategy to establish distribution partners with existing oncology channels to extend the reach of its tests globally.

The company will use the funds to scale operations with the aim of generating human genetics insights that may result in discoveries that improve human health.


The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.