CRG New Algorithms Enable Direct Nanopore-Based Detection of Additional RNA Modifications Premium The method was used to analyze two epigenetic modification types that were previously undetectable with Oxford Nanopore sequencing. New Studies Compare, Set Benchmarks for Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Methods Premium Both studies emerged from the ongoing Human Cell Atlas project and could help scientists decide on the best approaches to use in various contexts. Spanish Startup Microomics to Tackle Human Microbiomes, Multiple Markets With Metagenomic Assays Premium The firm uses at least five types of metagenomic assays to detect the relative abundance of microbial species in the oral and pulmonary microbiomes. UK Biobank Partners With EGA to Distribute Data From Genomics Project The four-year project, which ended in 2010, collected DNA samples and lifestyle information from half a million people from the UK. Bioethics Groups Launch California Genetic Privacy Resource Two bioethics policy advocacy groups have teamed to create a resource to educate the public in California about genetic privacy rights that citizens have under the law. Mar 9, 2011 Vermont, California Follow Massachusetts in Introducing Genetic Data Protection Bills Premium May 26, 2010 UC Berkeley Fends off DTC Genomics Critics; Other Schools Mull Genetic Tests as Educational Tools Premium Breaking News Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds Kiromic BioPharma Acquires InSilico Solutions Bio-Rad Laboratories, 10x Genomics Settle IP Lawsuits, Sign Global Cross-Licensing Agreement Scope Fluidics Obtains CE Mark for PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Panel MeMed COVID-19 Prognostic Test Receives CE Mark ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR IP to Japan SLC The Scan Dropped Charges The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal. More Kids The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children. PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more. Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.