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The assay uses a genomic DNA signature called the metastatic potential score derived from copy number alteration analysis of specific regions of the genome.

Researchers identified immune activity changes in first-trimester placenta and decidua samples profiled through single-cell RNA sequencing.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genomic responses in drug-treated malaria parasites, characterization of marine sponge's bacterial symbionts, and more.

A study led by Johns Hopkins describes a method for automating slow, inaccurate manual chart review when searching for signs of misdiagnosis.

A family of tail-less, double-stranded DNA viruses with potent bacteria killing abilities turned up in Vibrionaceae family bacteria from marine samples.

Long-Lived Men

Researchers tie a deletion to longevity, but only among men, according to the New York Times.

The company was founded earlier this year based on an improved method for multiple displacement amplification and a single-cell-variant caller. 

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.

The researchers reported that their assay could detect women with defective double-stranded break repair pathways even when sequencing could not.

The researchers will look for disease-causing variants in individuals with congenital heart disease who also have a chromosomal deletion syndrome.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.