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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.

The work is being conducted as part of the Human Cell Atlas initiative, which was launched in 2016 to create a reference atlas of all human cell types.

Imprints Left Behind

There's increasing genetic evidence that a number of ancient hominins may have contributed to the human gene pool, according to Discover's The Crux blog.

And Now, MedRxiv

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Yale University, and BMJ are launching a preprint server for medical and health science manuscripts.

In PNAS this week: differential gene expression predictor, clonal evolution dynamics in colorectal cancer, and more.

At the PAG conference, researchers said they are sequencing 100 tomato genomes in 100 days using Oxford Nanopore's PromethIon and a pipeline for maximizing SV diversity.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has taken away the remaining honorary positions James Watson held, Stat News reports.

In a recent study, a pair of researchers found that CNAs in cancer driver genes are better prognostic markers than mutations in the same genes.

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By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.

23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.

NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.

In Science this week: ancient genomes reveal social inequality within individual households, new method for quantifying genetic variation in gene dosage, and more.