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A genomic analysis of rapeseed (Brassica napus) is presented in Nature Plants this week, providing insights that may help in the genetic improvement of this economically important oilseed crop plant. Scientists from Huazhong Agricultural University report the sequencing, de novo assembly, and annotation of eight B. napus accessions, which they analyzed to identify millions of small variations and 77.2 to 149.6  megabase presence and absence variations (PAV).

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UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.

President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.

Sep
30
Sponsored by
LGC SeraCare Life Sciences

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) continues to expand globally to support maternal-fetal patient care. 

Oct
06
Sponsored by
10x Genomics

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive and fatal lung disease characterized by irreversible scarring of the distal lung, leading to respiratory failure. 

Oct
08
Sponsored by
Genecentric

This webinar, Part 3 of the “Advances in RNA-based Biomarker Development for Precision Oncology” webinar series sponsored by GeneCentric Therapeutics, will discuss novel and emerging applications of RNA-based genomic analysis in precision oncology, form characterizing the tumor microenvironment to informing the development of immuno-oncology treatments.

Oct
13
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will outline the use of targeted protein degradation (TPD) to understand transcriptional processes at a high kinetic resolution.