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

Researchers used the system to precisely deplete mRNA transcripts in zebrafish embryos and showed that it can also be used in medaka, killifish, and mouse.

With a new analytical tool, researchers uncovered ancient archaic hominin sequences in the Denisovan genome, along with human introgression into Neanderthals up to 300,000 years ago.

A composite polygenic risk score helped cluster individuals by lifespan, though it appeared to be most informative for younger individuals.

TargetCancer is activating two enrollment sites and setting up a remote consenting process so patients with rare cancers can be seen at local community hospitals.

The researchers found that changes in histone modification at HPV integration events were correlated with upregulation of nearby genes and endogenous retroviruses.

A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.

US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.