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

News items for the week of June 29, 2020.

Earlier this month Centogene said that previously acquired laboratory space in Hamburg is now exclusively performing SARS-CoV-2 testing.

In Genome Research this week: Y chromosome gene expression analysis, de novo mutations rise with paternal age in rhesus macaques, and more.

The company will apply its single-cell RNA-seq analytics technology to three distinct cohorts in pursuit of new drug targets for inflammatory bowel disease. 

RenalytixAI's flagship product is KidneyIntelX, which applies artificial intelligence to patient data to aid in the treatment of progressive kidney disease.

In PNAS this week: effect of premature termination codons in the DMD gene, knock-down of DUX4 in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, and more.

The platform combines Leica's laser microdissection tool and PBI's pressure cycling tech to enable better extraction and digestion of proteins from biopsies.

A team of researchers in Germany investigated gene expression in airway cells of SARS-CoV-2 patients, finding increased interaction between epithelial and immune cells.

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New Scientist reports on the institutional racism minority researchers encounter in the sciences.

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The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.