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Multiple molecular disease diagnoses were made in nearly 5 percent of individuals where exome sequencing was informative.

In PLOS this week: chromosomal insertion mechanisms, phylogeographic analysis of the Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, and more.

Asian long-horned beetle

With a newly sequenced Asian long-horned beetle genome and comparative genomics, researchers identified genes involved in the insect's damaging lifestyle.

Several academic and commercial groups are developing clinical cell-based noninvasive prenatal tests, which could eventually compete with current cell-free NIPTs.

A genomic look at estrogen receptor-positive tumors before and after neoadjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy suggests ongoing molecular monitoring may be needed.

Molecular Autopsy Consortium of Houston members outlined their recommendations for using molecular autopsy to investigate unexplained deaths in young people. 

The joint center will, among other things, design, establish, and conduct training in clinical genetics and genetic counseling tailored to key Asian regions.

Magdalena Walkiewicz from Baylor College of Medicine and Carin Yates from GeneDx presented their labs' initial findings from exome sequencing of fetal DNA samples.

Tampa Convention Center, site of the 2016 ACMG Meeting

At the ACMG annual meeting, researchers from Baylor and Johns Hopkins reported on strategies for improving the diagnostic rate of exome sequencing.

A Baylor College of Medicine-led team uncovered nine genomic subtypes of kidney cancer that may help direct patients' treatments.

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New analyses indicate the P.1 variant found in Brazil may be able to infect people who have already had COVID-19, the New York Times reports.

According to CNBC, Novavax's CEO says its vaccine could be authorized in the US as early as May.

The US National Institutes of Health has a new initiative to address structural racism in biomedical research.

In PNAS this week: GWAS of TLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis, analysis of twins with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and more.