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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

New Startup from Avey

TechCrunch reports that Linda Avey has a new personal genomics startup that's focusing on India.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of rapeseed, universal target enrichment method for metagenomic sequencing, and more.

Highlights included mass spec-focused developments like data-independent acquisition and ion mobility along with platforms including Thermo Fisher's Q Exactive.

Nature News reports that cloning researcher Li Ning has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for embezzling research funds.

In Genome Research this week: transcriptomic study of human brain development, metabolomic analysis of fruit flies, and more.

The group will create a kitted next-generation sequencing tool that will help researchers and biopharma firms conduct biomarker discovery work on patient blood samples.

In PNAS this week: population genomics study on indigenous individuals in Brazil, programmable genome-editing approach, and more.

Kindstar has also agreed to purchase Genesis systems for use by its scientists to monitor circulating tumor cells and for single-cell research.

Under the agreement, the companies plan to make Swift's library preparation kits compatible with MGI's DNBSEQ sequencers.

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A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.

US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.