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In Genome Research this week: approach to isolate viral genomes from metagenomic sequence collections, regulatory shifts in individuals with autism spectrum disorder, and more.

Researchers identified 34 episignatures that could be used for diagnostic testing and the interpretation of ambiguous genetic test results.

The analysis also implicated gene sets involved in glutamate signaling and the immune system.

Individuals with germline PTEN mutations who have autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay often also have copy number variations, a new study has found.

In Cell this week: a quantitative proteomic atlas based on the Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia, gene regulation and differentiation in Toxoplasma gondii, and more.

Exome sequences for nearly 35,600 cases and controls revealed genes prone to mutation in autism spectrum disorder, along with related cell types, functions, and developmental stages.

Risk Prediction

USA Today reports on a new test to determine autism risk.

Run by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, SPARK has already grown to more than 220,000 participants from 75,000 families living in the US.

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of eight psychiatric conditions led to new and known risk loci, and revealed three distinct groups of conditions.

In PLOS this week: rare alterations in Timothy syndrome, analysis of twins' gut microbiomes, and more.

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Los Angeles brought and settled a civil enforcement action against the makers of an at-home test for SARS-CoV-2, NPR reports. 

The Guardian reports that Cancer Research UK is cutting its research funding by £44 million.

Technology Review examines factors affecting SARS-CoV-2 testing turnaround times.

In PNAS this week: mapping of ancient human migrations in Europe, recurrent gene fusion in breast cancer, and more.