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Genetic Research

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

Twenty-nine new studies highlight how time in space affects the human body, including effects on telomeres, mitochondria, and more.

A team led by researchers at University College London studied mutations in almost 47,000 viral genomes collected from patients worldwide.

NCI researchers performed a multi-platform study to elucidate the factors that can contribute to a patient's better-than-expected response to a drug.

Researchers are hoping to make the technology a success for the environment and human health while avoiding the biases that resulted from the debate over GMOs.

The Regeneron Genetics Center will provide whole-exome sequencing for 150,000 patients who will be able to opt-in to receive actionable results.

The UK has given emergency authorization for Pfizer and BioNTech's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, the Associated Press reports.

A US advisory committee says healthcare workers and nursing home residents should be prioritized to receive a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Financial Times.

The Wall Street Journal reports North Korean hackers have targeted half a dozen companies developing SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

In Cell this week: long-term SARS-CoV-2 shedding, examination of the effects of a coronavirus spike protein mutation, and more.