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Researchers were able to generate fertilized northern white rhinoceros eggs, according to Mashable.

Researchers uncovered the HIV virus within a tissue sample collected in 1966, the Atlantic reports.

Adding in Diversity

Through the NeuroGAP-Psychosis program, researchers hope to include more individuals of African ancestry in genetic research, as they write at WBUR.

Researchers analyzed more than 550 new and previously sequenced exomes for individuals from African rainforest hunter-gatherer and farming populations, searching for local adaptations.

The system has been evaluated by researchers studying cervical cancer prevention as well as other HPV-related cancers, with positive feedback so far.

Researchers used exome sequences on almost 550 canine transmissible venereal tumors to estimate their origin, global spread, and evolution.

In PLOS this week: reference bias effects in ancient genomics, tsetse fly genetic diversity, and more.

Researchers identified a new type 2 diabetes-associated site involving the ZRANB3 gene, which may have a role in regulating pancreatic beta cells.

The company will market Inivata's InVision liquid biopsy assays to insured and self-pay patients across the region.

In PLOS this week: genetic characterization of Toxoplasma gondii strains, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus uncovered in Sudan, and more.

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23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.

By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.

NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.

In Science this week: ancient genomes reveal social inequality within individual households, new method for quantifying genetic variation in gene dosage, and more.