Harvard CRISPR Startup Raises $15M in Seed Round, Aims to Bring Back Woolly Mammoth The company, which was cofounded by George Church, plans to pioneer the field of species de-extinction through the use of genome engineering technology. Fast-Evolving Human Genome Sequences Found to Have Brain-Related Regulatory Roles An integrated analysis that spanned thousands of human accelerated regions suggested they harbor regulatory elements with roles in human brain development. Genetic Analyses Trace How Mutations Accumulate in Cells of the Human Body Over Time Four new studies have followed somatic mutations that arise in human cells to unravel cell lineages and examine the development of cancer. Cell-Free DNA Analysis Outperforms Cytology for Leptomeningeal Disease Detection In most cases, cell-free DNA analysis had higher sensitivity and accuracy, suggesting the approach might be better for diagnosing leptomeningeal disease. Rockefeller Foundation Funds Global Pathogen Sequencing With $20M, Forms Collaborations The funding and alliances mark the first step in the foundation's establishment of a pandemic prevention institute, which will collaborate with similar efforts elsewhere. May 26, 2021 FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorizations for SARS-CoV-2 Tests From Harvard, NowDiagnostics May 20, 2021 Rabid-Seq Method Offers NGS-Based View of Cellular Interactions in the Brain Premium May 12, 2021 Researchers Reconstruct Ancient Human Gut Microbiomes From Paleofeces May 6, 2021 Parkinson's Disease Progression Linked to Five Variants in Genome-Wide Survival Study May 4, 2021 Harvard Licenses Nasal Swab Collection Tech to Rhinostics Apr 30, 2021 Tissue Atlases Provide Peek Into Single-Cell Level Effects of SARS-CoV-2 Infections Apr 5, 2021 Acuity Spatial Genomics to Develop Platform for In Situ Analysis of 3D Genome Organization Premium Apr 2, 2021 Alzheimer's Disease Genomes Lead to Novel Loci Involved in Synaptic Function Mar 18, 2021 Bruker Invests in Startup Acuity Spatial Genomics Mar 12, 2021 Harvard, Nvidia Team Develops Deep Learning Approach to Improve ATAC-Seq Quality Premium Mar 11, 2021 Parse Biosciences Lowers Cost Barriers to Single-Cell Transcriptomics Research Premium Mar 10, 2021 Genetic Profiling Suggests Ancient Massacre Involved Indiscriminate Killing Mar 8, 2021 Case-Case GWAS Approach Identifies Loci That Differ in Frequency Across Psychiatric Disorders Mar 5, 2021 Spatial Omics Firms Use AGBT as Launchpad for New Tech Premium Feb 24, 2021 Glaucoma GWAS Meta-Analysis Uncovers New Risk Loci, Shared Risk Across Ancestry Groups Feb 23, 2021 SARS-CoV-2 Test Pooling Studies Offer Insights for Implementing, Optimizing Approaches Feb 8, 2021 Disease-Linked Mutations May Affect Protein-Protein Interactions, Influence Drug Response Feb 3, 2021 Single-Nucleus Sequencing Holds High Risk, High Reward for Translational Transcriptomics Premium Feb 1, 2021 Expansion Sequencing Improves on Church Lab's In Situ Transcriptomics Method Premium Jan 11, 2021 Mosaic Enhancer Mutations, CNVs Contribute to Risk of Developing Autism Load More Breaking News Ancient DNA Analysis Highlights Three Ancestral Populations in Japan FDA Warns of Potential False Positives With Abbott SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Tests New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Oxford Nanopore, Beckman Coulter, Thermo Fisher Scientific, More People in the News: New Appointments at Sema4, NHGRI, Dante Labs, Ancestry, More Thermo Fisher Scientific Expects 12 Percent Revenue Growth in 2022 In Brief This Week: Myriad Genetics, Danaher, Co-Diagnostics, and More The Scan For Those Thick Tiger Stripes Tigers in India with thick stripes harbor a genetic change, as Gizmodo reports. High GABA Tomatoes The Japan News reports that genome-edited tomatoes with higher GABA levels are now for sale in Japan. Approach for Inclusivity and Diversity A National Human Genome Research Institute team calls for the field to "adopt diversity as an ethos." Science Papers on Tumors Immune System Evasion; Drivers of Genomic Instability, Inflammation In Science this week: study of how tumors evade the adaptive immune system, and more.