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The firm said its test is one-thousandfold  more sensitive than conventional SARS-CoV-2 serology tests and could enable earlier antibody detection in patients.

The biobank will collect samples and data from Biogen employees who contracted and have recovered from COVID-19, as well as their family members and close contacts.

The clinics see patients whose overall health may benefit from learning about their genetic predisposition for certain medical conditions. 

Understanding the genetic causes of hypercholesterolemia could provide prognostic information to help treat patients, the researchers said.

In PNAS this week: gene-edited mouse model of small cell lung cancer, cystic fibrosis carrier-related conditions, and more.

Using systems biology, investigators put cancer risk SNPs in a network context, identifying immune, tumor-related, and other genes influenced by the variants in multiple tissue types.

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of epigenetic age acceleration, antimicrobial resistance genes found in organic egg farm samples, and more.

By combining conventional karyotyping and low-pass sequencing, researchers found chromosomal abnormalities in 1 in 8 couples with recurrent miscarriage.

The clinic will offer comprehensive DNA sequencing, interpretation, and reporting of disease-associated genes for healthy adults and their children.

Investigators saw signs that risky TP53 missense mutations may interfere with wild type copies of the tumor suppressor gene in acute myeloid leukemia and other myeloid cancers.

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Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.

Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.

A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Science this week: machine learning algorithm for faster Mendelian disorder diagnoses, gene linked to safe response to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, and more.