Broad Institute Broad Institute, Novo Nordisk Foundation Launch Center to Study Genomic Mechanisms of Disease The center, which is being funded by a $47.5 million commitment from the foundation, will initially focus on type 2 diabetes and obesity. New Class of Transposon-Encoded RNA-Guided Nucleases May Add to Genome Editing Toolbox Three of the transposon-encoded proteins are naturally occurring and reprogrammable, and could be used for genome editing in human cells. For Research An editorial in Nature argues that CRISPR patent holders could do more to ensure gene editing tools are available to researchers. Keeping it the Same WBUR looks into why the programmability of mRNA-vaccines hasn't been used to combat SARS-CoV-2 viral variants. Cell Studies on Early SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Severe COVID-19, TB Targets In Cell this week: analysis of SARS-CoV-2 spread in Louisiana, host responses to COVID-19, and more. Jul 28, 2021 AbbVie, Biogen, Pfizer Join With Broad Institute on Genebass Exome Variant Project Premium Jul 7, 2021 Rare Mutations Associated With Significantly Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in New Study Jul 6, 2021 Imputation of UK Biobank Data Uncovers Rare Coding Variants Linked to Range of Traits Jun 10, 2021 Rockefeller Foundation Funds Global Pathogen Sequencing With $20M, Forms Collaborations May 24, 2021 AACR Presentations Highlight Power of Large Tumor Atlases in Studies of Cancer Progression Premium May 20, 2021 Rabid-Seq Method Offers NGS-Based View of Cellular Interactions in the Brain Premium May 20, 2021 Dutch Seed Firm Bejo Takes License to Corteva Agriscience, Broad Institute CRISPR IP Apr 30, 2021 Tissue Atlases Provide Peek Into Single-Cell Level Effects of SARS-CoV-2 Infections Apr 23, 2021 People in the News: New Appointments at Broad Institute, Quantum-Si, Element Biosciences, More Apr 19, 2021 ACMG Presentation Highlights Broad Institute's Massive Expansion of COVID-19 Testing Program Apr 8, 2021 Long-Read Genome Assemblies Have 'Blind Spots' for Structural Variant Detection Premium Mar 30, 2021 Novel CRISPR-Cas12a Orthologs Expand Gene Editing Toolkit for Plants Premium Mar 26, 2021 Low-Coverage Sequencing Effectively IDs Novel Variants in Underrepresented Populations Mar 25, 2021 Broad Institute Launches Schmidt Center to Merge Biology, Machine Learning Mar 15, 2021 Dana Farber Team Applies PCR Method to ID Microsatellite Instability in Tumor-Derived Samples Premium Mar 11, 2021 Broad Team to Improve Minimal Residual Disease Detection With Mutation Enrichment Sequencing Method Premium Mar 9, 2021 FDA Grants EUA for Use of Broad Institute Coronavirus PCR Test With Self-Collected Samples Mar 3, 2021 Nonprofit Count Me In to Return Genomic Results to Patients With Rare Cancers Premium Feb 23, 2021 SARS-CoV-2 Test Pooling Studies Offer Insights for Implementing, Optimizing Approaches Feb 19, 2021 Cytosine Base Editors Allow Scientists to Study Function of Variants at Scale Premium Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.