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News items for the week of March 15, 2021. 


Based on 6,447 exome sequences, the researchers estimated that every person is a carrier of at least two pathogenic variants in autosomal-recessive genes.

In PLOS this week: tool for uncovering gene-trait associations from transcriptome-wide association studies, analysis of gene amplification in bladder cancer, and more.

The deal covers Agena's MassArray platform for genetic variant measurement, as well as genetic testing applications and other related products.

In Nature this week: spatiotemporally resolved map of the human cell cycle, folding single-cell RNA sequencing into cancer drug studies, and more.

A pair of studies published this week present an analysis of a real, large-scale testing pooling effort as well as analyses of how to further improve such strategies.

The researchers found new molecular pathways of resistance, including hypoxia tolerance, protein folding, and mitochondria respiration.

The Israeli bioinformatics firm is also mulling an expansion into human genetics.

The company said it plans to use the funds to build out its annotated immune cell atlas and to expand its functional genomics capabilities.


NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.