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By Julia Karow
This is the first in a series of profiles of centers awarded grants under the NHGRI's new Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research Project program. In our next issue, we plan to profile Brigham and Women's Hospital.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and BGI are partnering to conduct large-scale sequencing and bioinformatics studies of rare and common pediatric diseases at a newly established Joint Genome Center at the hospital, the organizations said this week.

Researchers using exome sequencing to study ADHD found rare mutations they think may be causing a patient's anemia, raising the question of how to handle unrelated findings in sequencing studies.

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Researchers are developing a breath test to determine how severe patients' methylmalonic acidemia disease is, FierceBiotech reports.

NPR reports that vaccine developers are working on SARS-CoV-2 vaccines that are easier to store or administer than the current crop.

Reuters reports that France is to recommend that people under 55 who received one dose of AstraZeneca's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine receive a different vaccine for their second dose.