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Two new studies of people with autism spectrum disorder indicate that mosaic mutations and copy number variants contribute to a person's risk for the condition.

The method, published in Science, pairs in situ sequencing with NGS using barcodes to provide spatial information on DNA sequences inside tissues.

Time Served

The researcher accused of attempting to smuggle research materials out of the US has been sentenced to time served, according to the Associated Press.

The methods, both published in Nature Biotechnology this week, result in completely phased haplotypes, without the need for sequencing parental samples.

For Fetal Hemoglobin

Researchers report promising results from a study examining a CRISPR-based treatment for sickle-cell disease, according to the Associated Press.

Lying Plea

A researcher accused of smuggling research materials out of the US has pleaded guilty to making false statements, according to the Associated Press.

Patients who underwent SLCO1B1 testing were able to lower their cholesterol levels similarly to those who did not, indicating that testing does not cause harm.

Mouse Vision Restored

A Harvard-led team reprogrammed DNA methylation patterns of mice with eye problems to restore their sight, AFP reports.

In Cell this week: long-term SARS-CoV-2 shedding, examination of the effects of a coronavirus spike protein mutation, and more.

Limited Trust

A new survey explores coronavirus vaccine hesitancy among Black and Latino individuals, the Washington Post reports.

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NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.