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Three new studies have used single-cell RNA sequencing methods to follow cell type trajectories over the course of zebrafish and Western claw-toed frog development.

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health-led team of researchers combined genome-wide association data and gene expression data on thousands of individuals.

Researchers associated with the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network will publish more than 25 papers this week to discuss findings from the initiative.

A Harvard genetics professor says that in spite of a history of misuse of genetics in discussions about race, scientists should not shy away from the conversation as long as it's done responsibly and scientifically.

Cases with genome and family history reports and controls with family history reports alone had comparable healthcare costs during the six months after receiving their reports.

The company's microbiome collection devices will be used to collect samples for the Biobank for Microbiome Research in Massachusetts.

Pairwise, an agricultural startup using gene editing to address global food challenges, was cofounded by Feng Zhang, David Liu, and Keith Joung.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: small bowel adenocarcinoma mutation signatures, omic analysis of M. tuberculosis strains, and more.

Using genomic data for hundreds of ancient Europeans, research teams retraced the spread of the Beaker complex culture as well as interactions between pastoralists and hunter-gatherers.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: ramifications of sexual recombination in bacteria, Mycobacterium leprae genome sequences, and more.

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Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.