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A genome-wide association study of some 89,000 people linked variants in circadian rhythm genes to being a morning person.

At Quartz, Jennifer Walker discusses the little talked about issue of depression in graduate school.

In Nature this week: two loci linked to depression, CRISPR/Cas9-based study of diarrhea-causing microbe, and more.

The CONVERGE consortium has found two loci, including one near a mitochondrial biogenesis gene, that are associated with major depressive disorder.

The gift from the Hersch Foundation also will be used to create the Julie K. Hersch Chair in depression research and clinical care. 

In PLOS this week: region linked to classic bladder exstrophy, microRNA profiles in depression, and more.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Medicare contractor Palmetto GBA has finalized a local coverage determination (LCD) for Assurex Health's GeneSight Psychotropic pharmacogenomic test, in which it has agreed to reimburse for the test for certain beneficiaries suffering from depression.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Assurex Health and Skilled Care Pharmacy today announced a strategic partnership to provide Assurex's GeneSight genetic testing technology in the Midwest.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a blood-based biomarker assay of clinical depression.

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The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.