Imperial College London Participation Analysis A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports. Possibly as Transmissible Officials in the UK say the B.1.617.2 variant of SARS-CoV-2 may be as transmitted as easily as the B.1.1.7 variant that was identified in the UK, New Scientist reports. PNAS Papers on TB in Tibet, Chemo-Induced Stress in Multiple Myeloma, Wasp Symbiont In PNAS this week: adaptations among high-altitude Mycobacterium tuberculosis, response of multiple myeloma cells to chemotherapy-induced stress, and more. P.1 Re-infection Concerns New analyses indicate the P.1 variant found in Brazil may be able to infect people who have already had COVID-19, the New York Times reports. Challenge Trial Gets OK in UK The UK has given the go-ahead to a SARS-CoV-2 human challenge trial, Reuters reports. Apr 29, 2020 UK's DnaNudge Prepares Cartridge-Based PCR Test for COVID-19 Testing Premium Mar 12, 2020 DIAMONDS Project Using New Classification Approach to Develop Rapid Infectious Disease Tests Premium Feb 18, 2020 Polygenic Risk Score Studies Suggest Conventional Heart Disease Prediction Methods Still Preferable Jan 20, 2020 Multi-Disease Diagnostic Platform Project Receives €22.5M in EU Funding Sep 24, 2019 CareDx, NanoString Collaborate to Develop Organ Transplant Rejection Test Sep 11, 2019 Strep A Sequences Point to Potential Scarlet Fever Culprit in the UK Sep 4, 2019 Body Mass Index Influenced by Different Genetic Factors During Infancy, Later in Life Mar 19, 2019 Oxford Biodynamics Joins UK Prostate Cancer Screening Trial Jan 30, 2019 Computational Tool Speeds Up Bacterial ID, Surveillance Using Whole-Genome Sequencing Premium Nov 29, 2018 Nanopore Platform Developers Aim to Bring Multiplex MDx Testing to Point of Care Premium Nov 1, 2018 Chronic Infection Genetic Risk Loci Point to Immune, Metabolic Pathways Jun 27, 2018 Dual RNA Sequencing Enables Host-Pathogen Transcriptome Analysis of Uncomplicated, Severe Malaria Nov 1, 2017 Natera Joins UK Longitudinal Breast Cancer Liquid Biopsy Study Jan 30, 2017 UK Biobank Dataset Reveals More Than 100 Genetic Loci Linked to Blood Pressure Dec 13, 2016 Epilepsy Expression Network Defined by Systems Analysis Sep 19, 2016 UK Opening Five New DNA Synthesis Foundries to Support National Research Premium Aug 26, 2016 Preeclampsia Pathway Complexity Uncovered by Expression Meta-Analysis May 5, 2016 MRSA Genomes Scrutinized for Clues to Routine Surveillance Feb 22, 2016 Desktop Genetics, Imperial College London Receive $430K Grant to Build CRISPR Software Feb 17, 2016 Analysis of Blood Fluke Genomes Indicates Parasite Arrived in New World With Slave Trade Load More Breaking News SUPER Psychosis Study Presented at ASHG Digs Into Relationships of Rare Variants, Phenotypes People in the News: New Appointments at Myriad Genetics, Becton Dickinson, Delfi Diagnostics, More In Brief This Week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Dovetail Genomics, Lucid Diagnostics, and More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, PerkinElmer, Ares Genetics, Purigen Biosystems, More Genetron Health, Fosun Ink Commercialization Deal for Seq-MRD Test in China MultiMuTHER Team Tracks Expression, Metabolite Relationships in Aging TwinsUK Participants The Scan More Boosters for US Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes. From a Pig A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports. For Privacy's Sake Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws. Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.