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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: mutation patterns in uterine and ovarian carcinosarcomas, deep genome sequences, and more.

Researchers studying the sequence data of individuals from a range of populations uncovered new sequences, variants, and variant-intolerant sites.

Craig Venter's Health Nucleus aims to change preventive medicine, according to the Robb Report.

DNA Genotek's Omnigene Gut kit worked just as well as freezing for stabilizing fecal microbiome samples, but at room temperature, according to a new study.

Diving in Deep

In a preprint, Craig Venter's team reports sequencing the genomes of 10,500 people to between 30X and 40X coverage.

Craig Venter's Human Longevity is deeply phenotyping individuals and capturing their genetic profiles to explore aging.

The pharma company will analyze genomic and clinical data from 2 million individuals over the next 10 years to drive drug development across its entire portfolio. 

The company said it will use the proceeds to fund its growth and the expansion of its product line, including its genomes-phenotype database and sequencing programs.

The genomics company is set to acquire LifebankUSA, which was founded by HLI's own co-founder, from Celgene's Cellular Therapeutics subsidiary.

In a panel at this week's Personalized Medicine World Conference, executives and researchers discussed moving genomics into the promotion of lifetime health and prevention of disease.


In Science this week: gene flow between ancient chimpanzees and bonobos, and more.

A startup wants to match customers to wine based on their DNA and one critic calls the idea 'silly,' Stat News reports.

Researchers trace the origins of brown rats using genetic analysis to China, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genetic history of HIV in the US, and more.