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News on genome-wide association studies, genotyping, metagenomics, basic research in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

A portion of patients with life-threatening COVID-19 pneumonia had inborn errors of TLR3- and IRF7-dependent type I IFN immunity.

Sequencing of ancient samples showed that Denisovan Y chromosomes split around 700,000 years ago from a lineage shared by Neanderthals and modern humans.

The program is in its third year monitoring individuals with these mutations to try to detect disease early, understand their risk, and develop preventive treatments.

Participants were especially reluctant to donate their de-identified DNA and medical data to for-profit companies or to multiple entities.

Researchers studied the genetic structure of Viking Age Scandinavian populations, along with migrations and the adoption of Viking culture by non-Scandinavians.

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.