Johns Hopkins Telomere-To-Telomere Consortium Shares Insights From Gapless Human Genome at ASHG Premium A gapless human Y chromosome assembly is in the works and should be available in the next several months, NHGRI's Adam Phillippy said at the meeting. PNAS Papers on MERS Vaccine Strategy, Desert Plant Genomics, Spatial Transcriptomics In PNAS this week: vaccine strategy aimed at Middle East respiratory syndrome virus, genomic analysis of desert-adapted plants, and more. National Disease Research Interchange, Collaborators Win $12.5M NIH Grant for Biospecimen Effort The partners will use the funds to secure pediatric biospecimens for the developmental Genotype-Tissue Expression project. New Leukocyte-Linked Loci Uncovered With Multi-Ancestry Genomes Using genome sequence data for more than 61,800 diverse TOPMed participants, researchers found seven new loci with significant ties to leukocyte traits. Lacks Family Hires Attorney A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports. Apr 29, 2021 Valted Seq Lands Exclusive Rights to Evaluate Johns Hopkins Neurodegenerative Disease Dx Assays Mar 10, 2021 Polygenic Risk Score Reporting Standards Developed Feb 10, 2021 ImmunoScape, Johns Hopkins Team Profiles T Cell Response in COVID-19 Patients Premium Jan 27, 2021 Heart Transplant Cell-Free DNA Test Enables Earlier Detection of Acute Rejection Than Biopsy Premium Jan 12, 2021 Delfi Diagnostics Details Plans to Advance Fragmentomic Method for Early Cancer Detection Premium Jan 12, 2021 Delfi Diagnostics Nets $100M in Series A Financing, Plans Multi-Cancer Screening Test Dec 11, 2020 Cold Spring Harbor Lab Develops iPhone App for Mobile Sequencing Analysis Premium Nov 24, 2020 Clinicians Face New Intervention Questions as Clonal Hematopoiesis Mutation Data Evolves Premium Oct 27, 2020 Exact Sciences to Acquire Thrive Earlier Detection for up to $2.15B; Q3 Revenues Spike 87 Percent Sep 10, 2020 GTEx Studies Provide Comprehensive Map of Genetic Regulatory Variation Across Cell Types, Tissues Aug 5, 2020 All-Cause Mortality Associated With New Sex-Specific Polygenic Risk Scores Jul 9, 2020 Aneuploidy Common in Early-Stage Human Embryos, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Study Reveals Jun 17, 2020 Tomato Structural Variations Linked to Gene Expression, Traits Jun 11, 2020 'Very Fast' CRISPR Enables Immediate, Synchronous Cleavage of Genomic Sites May 18, 2020 Breast Cancer Susceptibility GWAS Highlights Dozens New Loci, Some Subtype-Specific May 12, 2020 New Methods Draw Single-Cell, Spatial Genomics Data Closer Together Premium Apr 29, 2020 Pan-Cancer Screening Tests Report First Performance Numbers in Undiagnosed Cohorts Premium Apr 23, 2020 CareDx, Johns Hopkins Partner on Remote Monitoring of Lung Transplant Patients Mar 16, 2020 Gene Expression Study of Brain Cell Layer Finds New Schizophrenia Risk Loci Mar 13, 2020 Prostate Cancer Detection From Urine RNA, Metabolites Shows Promise Premium 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.