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The Associated Press reports that a Chinese medical student has been arrested and is being held without bail after allegedly trying to smuggle cancer research materials out of the US.
In PNAS this week: evolutionary paths of influenza B virus lineages, APOBEC3 gene amplification with increasing endogenous retroviruses, and more.
The Washington Post reports that critics have called George Church's genetic dating app a form of eugenics, but he has pushed back against the characterization.
A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of eight psychiatric conditions led to new and known risk loci, and revealed three distinct groups of conditions.
In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.
60 Minutes speaks with Harvard's George Church about tackling the effects of aging and more.
Using systems biology, investigators put cancer risk SNPs in a network context, identifying immune, tumor-related, and other genes influenced by the variants in multiple tissue types.
In Nature this week: resources for single-cell analysis, little overlap in the microRNAs used by Salmonella and Shigella to infect host cells, and more.
In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of epigenetic age acceleration, antimicrobial resistance genes found in organic egg farm samples, and more.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: sequencing strategy for flash-frozen brain tissue bank samples, new version of ChlamDB, and more.
Mauro Ferrari has resigned as president of the European Research Council over its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Financial Times reports.
Researchers in India plan to sequence SARS-CoV-2 isolates from around the country, according to LiveMint.
Stat News reports some health tech startups are laying off or furloughing workers.
In Genome Research this week: indels affecting microsatellites in cancer, analytical approach to find key regulatory elements, and more.