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Two new studies of people with autism spectrum disorder indicate that mosaic mutations and copy number variants contribute to a person's risk for the condition.

The method, published in Science, pairs in situ sequencing with NGS using barcodes to provide spatial information on DNA sequences inside tissues.

A new partnership between Microsoft, the Broad, and Verily Life Sciences aims to improve collaboration among Terra users worldwide.

In a new study, researchers used base editing to extend the lives of mice with a premature aging syndrome.

The Gene Curation Coalition, led by the Broad Institute, is serving as a clearinghouse of sorts for curated datasets on Mendelian disorders.

The pace of development for CRISPR-based infectious disease assays increased as the pandemic progressed, more funding became available, and collaboration accelerated. 

Basel, Switzerland-based Lonza will be able to use Arbor's proprietary CRISPR technology in its bioproduction products and services.

Researchers analyzed viral samples from Boston early in the pandemic to study transmission events, including at a large international conference held there.

In Nature this week: donkey genome gives insight into domestication, workflow for reference-free assembly of fully phased diploid human genomes, and more.


Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.