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Science reports that very rare genetic mutations in combination may take years off people's lives.

A single-cell RNA sequencing analysis suggests progression to multiple myeloma involves shifts in immune cell representation and activity in the microenvironment.

The firm recently published a paper with its sibling company HiFiBio on antibody sequencing, but is looking to develop more applications.

A more accurate, integrated risk model for pancreatic cancer included not only clinical risk factors, but also blood markers and pancreatic cancer loci from genome-wide association studies.

In Science this week: a single cell division error can spark a mutational cascade that leads to complex cancer, and more.

This new partnership between Harvard's Chan School of Public Health and the Human Vaccines Project seeks to apply AI and genomics to accelerate vaccine development.

Seeing the Tongue-ome

Researchers find through imaging that the tongue microbiome is highly structured, Science reports.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based firm also said it tacked on $3 million to its Series B financing round for a total of $30 million.

In PNAS this week: immune responses that affect heart transplant rejection risk, gene variants associated with thiopurine toxicity, and more.

Philip Leder Dies

The Washington Post reports that Philip Leder, who helped uncover how DNA codes for proteins and studied the role of genes in cancer, has died.

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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.