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And That's It

Business Insider reports that a three-year partnership between Ancestry and Calico has ended.

The researchers were able to diagnose 17 patients with short telomere syndrome based on telomere length combined with targeted sequence data.

Using a mass cytometry method called EpiTOF, researchers profiled histone modifications and variants in a range of immune cell types across individuals of different ages.

Chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing showed divergent H4K16ac histone acetylation patterns in brain samples from young, old, and AD-affected individuals.

Long Lives of Bats

Researchers report that the telomeres of a long-lived bat don't shorten with age.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: nanopore sequencing and assembly human genome, method to reduce CRISPR off-target effects, and more.

As organisms age, their transcriptomic signatures shift from looking more like those observed in cancer to those seen in degenerative chronic diseases.

Research teams documented mosaic mutations during brain development, as well as rising somatic mutations in aging brains or brains affected by neurodegenerative disease.

A null mutation in the SERPINE1 gene was associated with longer telomeres and increased longevity among carriers, a new study found.

For Long Life

A new sample of supercentenarian genomes is to be available to researchers this week, the New York Times reports.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.