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In Science this week: researchers use CRISPR tool to find gut microbiome molecules involved in immunity, and more.

The firm said it plans to sign between five and 10 additional biopharma collaborations in fiscal year 2020, some with milestone and royalty payment structures.

Australian researchers have developed a predictive lifespan clock based on CpG density at 42 different promoter sites.

In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.

Included in the deal is Diagnomics' minority stake in the Eone-Diagnomics Genome Center, a Korean provider of clinical and consumer genetics products and services.

In Cell this week: analysis of tissue clones, metagenomic studies of ocean water samples, and more.

The firm has entered the market in Africa with a new collaboration in Ghana. It is also developing instrument-agnostic STI and liquid biopsy tests.

In PNAS this week: analysis of FOXA1 upregulation in ER-positive breast cancer, gene editing to correct recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, and more.

News items for the week of Dec. 2, 2019.

The project has sequenced more than 1,700 individuals from across Asia to high coverage in order to bolster the representation of Asians in genomic research.

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ScienceInsider reports that rude and unprofessional paper reviewers are common and can have harmful effects.

The US Senate has confirmed Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, according to the New York Times.

CNBC reports Apple is partnering with Color Genomics to offer its employees free DNA screening for disease.

In Science this week: researchers use CRISPR tool to find gut microbiome molecules involved in immunity, and more.