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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Members of the benchmarking team of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health have developed methods for producing standardized performance metrics for benchmarking small germline variant calls.

The GA4GH Benchmarking team brings together participants from research institutes, technology companies, government agencies, and clinical laboratories. It includes researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Illumina, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, DNAnexus, and others.

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Kaiser Health News reports San Francisco and Alameda counties in California are no longer using Verily Life Sciences' COVID-19 testing program.

The New York Times reports that developers in New York City are increasingly interested in life science spaces.

A UK study has found that antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 may decline over time, Reuters reports.

In PNAS this week: genetic and epigenetic variation in individuals with diabetic kidney disease, spontaneous genetic alterations in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and more.

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Most recent single-cell and spatial biology studies have focused on the network of interactions between different cell types and their spatial context. 

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10
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LGC

The COVID-19 pandemic created a paradigm shift in modern healthcare, where regulations, protocols, and mindsets had to be reworked in just a matter of months to keep up with the pace of the virus.

Nov
23
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