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NEW YORK – Through the third phase of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Project, researchers have uncovered millions of additional regulatory regions within the human genome.

In more than a dozen papers appearing in Nature and related journals on Wednesday, ENCODE researchers described the nearly 6,000 additional datasets they generated to search for functional elements within the human and mouse genomes. 

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Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.