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In Genome Biology this week: software tools to spot methylation patterns, proteome-wide association study approach, and more.

Among the study's aims is determining how rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection differ between healthy children and ones with asthma or other allergic conditions.

In PNAS this week: population genomics study on indigenous individuals in Brazil, programmable genome-editing approach, and more.

A missense change in a gene coding for an androgen production enzyme had apparent ties to poor lung function and reduced glucocorticoid drug response.

A new partnership and licensing agreement will help the research institute aggregate genotype and phenotype data for the NIH-funded PreCISE Network asthma program.

With RNA sequence data on thousands of individual lung cells, researchers fleshed out new and known cell clusters, before digging into cell state and cellular interaction changes in asthma.

These loci include a known asthma locus at 17q12-q21, but also loci at 8p23 and 8q24 that could be specific to asthma risk among individuals of African ancestry.

The company, which employs 300 people, axed 30 jobs in the US and 25 jobs from its overseas operations as it refocuses on therapeutic development.

The researchers will combine genomic analysis with environmental and mobile device data from 1,200 participants to try to better understand the disease.

The company is marketing the panel, which runs on NanoString Technologies' nCounter System, to chemical and cosmetics firms as a replacement for animal models.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.