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The test is designed to detect one target sequence of the SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein gene in nasopharyngeal and certain other respiratory specimens.

In Nature this week: computational approach to find mosaic mutations in sequencing data, and more.

In PLOS this week: consequences of double-strand DNA break repair in E. coli, KRAS mutations in circulating tumor DNA samples, and more.

The Genomics Research and Innovation Network has built an open-source system for querying genotype-phenotype databases at its member hospitals.

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Researchers developed a custom genetic drug for a child with a progressive neurological disorder, the New York Times reports.

The Genomics Research and Innovation Network (GRIN) is a federated platform from three major pediatric hospitals to assist in research and treatment of rare diseases.

The award will go to Jocelyn Silvester of Children's Hospital Boston, to fund transcriptomics research on intestinal inflammation caused by gluten.

Researchers developed a system for continuous evolution of base editors, which should continue to improve their functionality.

A small but significant proportion of autism spectrum disorder cases — particularly those occurring in females — appeared to involve biallelic loss-of function or missense mutations.

Researchers brought together blood transcriptomic, metabolomic, proteomic, and immune cell profiles for dozens of West African and Australasian infants.

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President Donald Trump announced the US would be leaving the World Health Organization, NBC News reports.

A study of Great Danes homes in on a genomic region linked to fearfulness.

CDC head says a new analysis indicates earlier testing wouldn't have caught viral spread, NPR reports.

In PLOS this week: gene expression and epigenetics of Indonesian populations, hookworm parasite secretome, and more.