papers of note CSIRO Develops Software to Detect Foreign DNA Without Reference Genomes Premium The INSIDER algorithm, which grew out of SARS-CoV-2 variant research, looks for shifts in k-mer signatures to streamline the search for novel genomic patterns. Startup BugSeq Bioinformatics Achieves High SARS-CoV-2 Detection Rate With Nanopore Sequencing Premium The Canadian company sees nanopore sequencing analysis as an affordable, efficient way to find pathogens without the need for targeted PCR and culture tests. Study Explores Common Genetic Roots of Finns and Estonians The effort relied on Estonian Biobank data, the sequencing of archaic genomes, and diverse analytical methods to assess the relatedness of the kindred populations. Deep-Learning Method Helps Predict Sequencing Depth From DNA Probes Premium A novel computational method from NuProbe, Rice University, and Microsoft Research relies on a recurrent neural network to predict sequencing depth with high accuracy. MIT-Led Team Develops Genomics Platform to Support Heart Disease Treatment Decisions Premium The platform is already being used in drug development and could eventually be harnessed to guide therapy selection in at-risk patients. Jun 17, 2021 Nucleome Therapeutics Looks to Use Single-Base-Pair Genome Mapping Method for Drug Discovery Premium May 26, 2021 Bioinformatics Method Could Improve Detection of Off-Target CRISPR Activity Premium Apr 30, 2021 GWAS-Methylation Integration Could Help Identify Drug Repurposing Candidates for MS Premium Apr 20, 2021 UK Researchers Publish Data on qPCR-Based Early-Stage Lyme Disease Test Premium Mar 19, 2021 Allelica Wants Polygenic Risk Scores to Become Routine in Heart Disease Care Premium Mar 17, 2021 Genomics Plc Looks to Grow 'Genomic Prevention' With Polygenic Risk Scores Premium Mar 12, 2021 Harvard, Nvidia Team Develops Deep Learning Approach to Improve ATAC-Seq Quality Premium Dec 17, 2020 Danish Researchers to Integrate Genomic Data With New Disease Trajectory Browser Premium Dec 11, 2020 Cold Spring Harbor Lab Develops iPhone App for Mobile Sequencing Analysis Premium Nov 25, 2020 Recurrent SARS-CoV-2 Virus Mutations Do Not Increase Transmissibility, Study Finds Nov 4, 2020 Singapore's MiRxes Sets Out to Sell Gastric Cancer Test Across Asia Premium Oct 12, 2020 MD Anderson's DrBioRight Automates Omics Analytics With Natural-Language Technology Premium Sep 10, 2020 Researchers Encourage Forensics Labs to Adopt New Genomic Technologies for Relationship Testing Premium Sep 9, 2020 Machine Learning Tool Enables Analysis of Complex, Polygenic Phenotypes With Epistastic Interactions Premium Sep 2, 2020 Mount Sinai Bioinformaticians Identify Drug Candidates to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Replication Premium Jun 24, 2020 Genetic Study Explains Link Between Osteoporosis Drug, Cardiovascular Risk Jun 15, 2020 Homomorphic Encryption Might Hold Key to Fast, Large-Scale GWAS Premium Jun 11, 2020 Sync for Genes Demonstrates Potential of Sharing Discrete Clinical Genomics Data Premium May 28, 2020 Mendelian Disease Diagnosis Gets Boost From Automated Software That Scans Full-Text Articles Premium Apr 14, 2020 New Studies Compare, Set Benchmarks for Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Methods Premium Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.