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Researchers identified somatic KRAS mutations in affected tissue from more than 60 percent of people with sporadic arteriovenous malformations of the brain.

Tapping into genetic variation in the CETP gene, investigators explored blood lipid and disease effects of high-density cholesterol changes.

With new gene sequencing panels, investigators made firm or possible diagnoses in almost one-third of undiagnosed autoinflammation and vasculitis cases.

In PLOS this week: PHACTR1 variant linked to fibromuscular dysplasia, harbor porpoise population study, and more.

A team of researchers from  Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that the two proteins appear to have opposing effects.

According to the company, the study, which was presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer of the Society of Gynecological Oncologists, examined more than 20 candidate biomarkers, identifying three potentially useful analytes.

The NHGRI-led program has seen its first major success by identifying the genetic basis for a rare and debilitating vascular disorder.

NHLBI in late January put out an RFP for the program, which calls for researchers to develop proteomics technologies and apply them to solve clinical puzzles. It is set to begin early next year, shortly after its current two major proteomics initiatives expire.

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USPTO Publishes Six RNAi-Related Patent Applications

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a small group of breakthrough COVID-19 cases, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense is to use genetic genealogy approaches to identify the remains of unknown soldiers.

Vox and Nature discuss the importance of preparing for the next pandemic.

In Nature this week: comparison of five circulating tumor DNA assays, resequencing analysis of lettuce gives insight into its domestication, and more.