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In PLOS this week: DNA methylation patterns in breast cancer, multi-omic analysis of samples from COVID-19 patients, and more.

Invitae expects that Genosity's software and data management platform will allow it to quickly advance several oncology tests in development.

The genome engineering company has started shipping its Onyx platform commercially, including to the University of Liverpool's synthetic biology foundry GeneMill.

A combination of whole-blood gene expression, splicing, and demographic data could predict the tissue-specific expression of about 60 percent of genes.

Starting with genome sequences for thousands of individuals from Alzheimer's-affected families, researchers found rare disease-associated variants at 13 new loci.

Buzzfeed News reports some researchers are boycotting the Journal of the American Medical Association following its podcast episode skeptical of structural racism in medicine.

News items for the week of March 29, 2021.

A new measure of viral genomic diversity could be used to forecast where cases are on the rise and help officials make decisions about public health interventions.


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.