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NEW YORK—The University of Edinburgh has launched a trial that will recruit individuals worldwide to determine why some who catch COVID-19 are asymptomatic while others become extremely ill.

In the study, called Coronagenes, the researchers aim to identify genes that influence the risk of developing COVID-19 and those that affect disease severity by comparing volunteers' symptoms and genetic data.

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Science reports that a new White House Office of Management and Budget memo rescinds previous ones that helped research institutions deal with pandemic-related closures.

Researchers report on a concerning strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus found among pigs in China, Agence France Presse reports.

The Associated Press reports that US officials are considering allowing pooled COVID-19 testing.

In Genome Research this week: Y chromosome gene expression analysis, de novo mutations rise with paternal age in rhesus macaques, and more.

Jul
14
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Agilent

This webinar will describe a rapid metagenomics assay under development for human pathogens, including the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Jul
16
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Join this webinar to learn how spatial resolution of gene expression in tumor tissue reveals new insights in biomarker discovery and therapeutic response. 

Aug
13
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This webinar will discuss a study that combined single-cell gene expression and spatial gene expression to understand the evolution of sepsis in the kidney at the cellular and molecular level.