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The researchers identified phenotypes of SARS-CoV-2-specific T cells as well as viral epitopes involved in T cell response that could aid future vaccine design.

In Genome Research this week: selection on cognition genes in primates, algorithm to find gene fusions, and more.

The researchers hope that donor-derived cell-free DNA testing to monitor rejection can help relieve racial disparities in heart transplant outcomes.

The company had been working to expand its retrospective data over the last year and half and is now readying to move forward with prospective studies.

The company intends to develop its fragmentomic approach for early cancer detection both in individual tumor types and for multi-cancer screening.

In PNAS this week: selection affecting inborn errors of immunity, structure of an ADP ribose-hydrolyzing protein macrodomain in a bat coronavirus, and more.

In PLOS this week: investigation of pleiotropic effects using GWAS data, transcriptomic study of mosquitoes that spread Rift Valley fever, and more.

Some are comparing iGenomics, a former high school intern's creation, to the fictional "medical tricorder" of "Star Trek" fame. 

In PNAS this week: targeting progesterone signaling in ovarian cancer, LINE-1 retrotransposition events in adenocarcinomas, and more.

Increased incidental detection of clonal hematopoiesis and new considerations for mutations in myelodysplastic precursors herald improved precision medicine strategies.


SARS-CoV-2 vaccine developers are evaluating further vaccine doses as well as modified doses to keep up with new viral variants, according to CNN.

The New York Times reports that a new viral variant of concern has been identified in New York City.

In Nature this week: spatiotemporally resolved map of the human cell cycle, folding single-cell RNA sequencing into cancer drug studies, and more.

According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.