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Some are comparing iGenomics, a former high school intern's creation, to the fictional "medical tricorder" of "Star Trek" fame. 

The funding is being provided under the NYGC's Polyethnic-1000 initiative, which was launched in 2018 to study cancer care inequities in underserved populations.

With a new analytical tool, researchers uncovered ancient archaic hominin sequences in the Denisovan genome, along with human introgression into Neanderthals up to 300,000 years ago.

Researchers used long-read nanopore sequencing in 100 tomato varieties to uncover more than 230,000 structural variants in the tomato genome.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to track co-expression networks, tool to prioritize variants in rare diseases, and more.

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory spinout will build predictive models for lung cancer progression and risk using its SpliceCore software platform.

Researchers have made gene-edited tomatoes that grow in bunches like grapes, as Popular Mechanics reports.

Additional 'Geniuses'

The MacArthur Foundation has revealed this year's recipients of its 'genius' award, the New York Times reports.

Researchers find that many cancer drugs in development don't work quite how their developers thought they did, as Discover's D-brief blog reports.

In Genome Research this week: genomic architecture of glioblastoma, predictive computational approach to estimate SNP fitness, and more.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

In Science this week: single-cell lineage tracing technique applied to study lung cancer metastasis, and more.