cystic fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Sinus Infections Involve Microbes With Shifting Evolution Patterns While early-stage Pseudomonas aeruginosa sinus infections were marked by selection for aggregating forms of the bug, genetic drift and genome degradation arose later in infection. At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change Medical racism and race-based medicine persist, though plenary speakers at this year's NSGC meeting said genetic counselors may be able to help address disparities. PLOS Papers on Cancer Testis Antigen Expression in HCC, Cystic Fibrosis Pathogen, More In PLOS this week: increased MAGEA3 expression linked to poor liver cancer outcomes, genome-wide association study of P. aeruginosa among cystic fibrosis patients, and more. Mycobacterium Evolution Study Suggests Early Cystic Fibrosis Infection Treatment Mycobacterium abscessus adaptations in the environment and in patients' lungs point to early infection treatment as a measure to help prevent new pathogen emergence. PLOS Papers on Methylation, Cystic Fibrosis Pathogen, Salmonella Surveillance Sequencing Cost In PLOS this week: analysis of DNA methylation in blood and epithelial cells, genomic analysis of Burkholderia multivorans isolates from cystic fibrosis patients, and more. Jul 16, 2020 Improved Cytosine Base Editing Tech Eliminates Problem of Undesired Bystander Mutations Mar 10, 2020 BillionToOne Closes $15M Series A Follow-on Round Nov 19, 2019 Paragon Genomics Discusses New Gene Fusion Detection Method, Cystic Fibrosis Panel Premium Oct 31, 2019 Rare Cystic Fibrosis Mutations Dominate in Caribbean Patients Aug 15, 2019 Germline Genome Editing Governance Weighed by International Commission Premium May 8, 2019 BillionToOne to Launch Noninvasive Prenatal Screening Test; Plans Liquid Biopsy Products Premium Apr 17, 2019 Drug Resistance in Cystic Fibrosis Lung Infections Associated With Pseudomonas Bacteriophages Mar 28, 2019 Prenatal Testing Firm BillionToOne Closes $15M Series A Financing Jan 3, 2019 Arbor Biotechnologies, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Partner for Gene-Editing Protein Discovery Aug 1, 2018 New Lung Cell Type Linked to Cystic Fibrosis Emerges From Mouse, Human Cell Atlas Studies May 24, 2018 Functional Assays Improve Classification of Potential Cystic Fibrosis Risk Variants Oct 27, 2017 Australian Study Highlights Carrier Screening Impacts in Reproductive Context Sep 21, 2017 Elucigene Diagnostics to Take US-Specific CF Panel to FDA Next Year as International Sales Spike Premium Aug 18, 2017 Fluidigm Licenses NGS Library Prep Assay for Cystic Fibrosis Gene From Baylor Genetics Aug 2, 2017 Illinois to Use Agena MassArray System for Cystic Fibrosis Screening Nov 10, 2016 Cystic Fibrosis Lung Infections Frequently Involve Bacteria Transmitted Between Humans Nov 2, 2016 Good Start Genetics Selling Carrier Screening Tests Through Amazon Sep 9, 2016 Newborn Carrier Screening May Cause Confusion For Parents, Study Finds Aug 30, 2016 Sophia Genetics' Software to Support Devyser's Diagnostic Kits Aug 18, 2016 Thermo Fisher Launching RUO Women's Health Panel as Clinical PCR Strategy Coalesces Premium Load More Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.