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A Sun-Yat Sen University Cancer Center-led team found circulating tumor DNA methylation patterns could detect colorectal cancer among asymptomatic individuals.

A team led by researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong found that extrachromosomal circular DNA of fetal origin is smaller than that of maternal origin.

Jail Sentence Imposed

A Chinese court has sentenced He Jiankui and two others to three years in jail for editing the genomes of infants as embryos.

A number of genomics studies made headlines in the 2010s and more are predicted to do so in the coming year.

In PLOS this week: improved imputation, evolution of Vibrio cholerae isolates from recent outbreak, and more.

Nature News reports that ancient DNA researcher Alan Cooper has been dismissed from the University of Adelaide after an investigation into bullying.

Analysis Plans

According to NHK, Japan's health ministry has announced a new plan to analyze genomic data from more than 90,000 patients.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to vitamin D metabolism, rapid diagnostic for Chagas disease, and more.

The New York Times reports academic researchers often work right through the holidays and over the weekends.

In Nature this week: water lily genome gives glimpse into early evolution of angiosperms, mutations in 140 genes perturb immunophenotype, and more.

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A new analysis suggests warming, not the arrival of humans, led to the extinction of the woolly rhinoceros thousands of years ago, the Economist reports.

Chinese health officials uncovered SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA on imported frozen food, but the New York Times reports catching COVID-19 that way would be unlikely.

The UK has ordered 60 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Novavax and 30 million doses from Janssen, according to the Guardian.

In Science this week: machine learning model predicts whether ion channel mutations will cause disease, and more.