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The next-generation sequencing-based panel comprises more than 50 genes and disorders known to cause hereditary anemias, such as pyruvate kinase deficiency.

Two new papers have identified thousands of genetic loci with ties to more than two-dozen blood cell traits in individuals from up to five ancestry groups.

The blood test screens individual blood donations for four common species of the parasite Babesia, which can cause anemia and other potentially fatal conditions. 

Researchers treated a fetus with a severe genetic disorder while still in the womb, according to the New York Times.

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Using base editing, a Chinese research team has repaired a β-thalassemia-causing mutation in cloned embryos, Nature News reports.

VISION aims to provide validated regulatory modules, quantitative models for gene regulation, and guides for translating research from mouse models to human.

A modified version of a commercially available magnetic bead cell sorting instrument from Miltenyi Biotec could be deployed to areas without cGMP facilities.

The team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center was able to override errors in the FA DNA repair pathway, allowing the cells to grow normally.

In PNAS this week: decreased DOCK4 expression in myelodysplastic syndromes plus anemia, hepatitis A evolution, and more.

Researchers sequenced samples from hundreds of individuals with aplastic anemia to narrow in on somatic mutation and clonal evolution patterns in the disease.

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The Guardian reports that DeepMind Technologies' AlphaFold can predict how proteins fold.

An analysis of blood donations suggests SARS-CoV-2 was present in the US weeks earlier than thought, according to NPR.

CNBC reports that a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel is to vote on how to distribute COVID-19 vaccines.

In PNAS this week: targeting progesterone signaling in ovarian cancer, LINE-1 retrotransposition events in adenocarcinomas, and more.