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The sequence-based analysis suggests oncogene-containing circular, extrachromosomal sequences occur in most cancer types and may correspond with poorer patient outcomes.

In Nature this week: tuatara genome sequence aids in understanding amniote evolution, and more.

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The Economist reports on the development of mouse models to study COVID-19.

In PLOS this week: transcriptomics-based strategy to study Alzheimer's disease heterogeneity, insecticide resistance diversity and evolution, and more.

Fresh off a new investment round, the British firm seeks to help research labs and biopharma companies manage population-level genomics research.

The alliance comes a few months after Shriners Hospitals established a new genomics institute in Tampa, Florida in partnership with Genome Medical.

The researchers are aiming to provide new insights as to which cancer patients will respond best to immunotherapy based on their genetic backgrounds.

Researchers at the Jackson Laboratory have tested an early version of the GenapSys sequencer and found it to have a very low mismatch error rate.

Clinicians found interpreting negative results and variants of uncertain significance to be challenging, according to an analysis presented at the NSGC annual meeting.

Microsoft is applying its Project Hanover AI to Jackson Laboratory's Clinical Knowledgebase to help tumor boards find appropriate therapies based on tumor mutations.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be requiring its researchers to publish their work so it is immediately accessible to the public, ScienceInsider writes.

The Huffington Post reports that Francis Collins, the director of the US National Institutes of Health, has urged Americans to recommit to reason.

About 150 million rapid coronavirus tests purchased by the US federal government are to be distributed to nursing homes, colleges, and the states, according to the New York Times.

In Nature this week: multi-omic analysis of Alzheimer's disease brain samples, de novo assembly of a diploid potato, and more.