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alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency

The test is designed to detect 14 of the most prevalent mutations in the gene responsible for the disease.

The disease is characterized by the accumulation of a mutant protein in the liver, leading to fibrosis, cirrhosis, and potentially cancer.

Science reports that a new White House Office of Management and Budget memo rescinds previous ones that helped research institutions deal with pandemic-related closures.

Researchers report on a concerning strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus found among pigs in China, Agence France Presse reports.

The Associated Press reports that US officials are considering allowing pooled COVID-19 testing.

In Genome Research this week: Y chromosome gene expression analysis, de novo mutations rise with paternal age in rhesus macaques, and more.