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A genome-wide association study on hundreds of thousands of women with or without breast cancer implicated 32 new risk loci, including sites associated with specific subtypes.

At the Biology of Genomes virtual conference last week, several presentations focused on single-cell and spatial genomics data sets and how they could be complementary.

At the AACR annual meeting, researchers shared detection rate data for multi-cancer screening tests from Grail and Thrive Earlier Detection.

The ALARM Partnership is being launched to measure the impact of AlloSure and RemoTraC on lung transplant patients.

Computational biologist James Taylor has died, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The analysis of a hippocampus cell layer uncovered genetic loci associated with schizophrenia risk, including two that may represent drug targets.

If the results are validated, investigators believe the method could help diagnose patients without the need for a needle biopsy and with fewer false positives.

Funded by a five-year, $3.7 million NIH grant, the firm plans to offer an assay that is cheaper and less invasive than standard upper endoscopies. 

In Nature this week: review of scientific, technical, and ethical aspects of therapeutic genome editing; fitness consequence map for rice; and more.

In Genome Research this week: analysis of gene regulation in primates, direct RNA sequencing of C. elegans, more.

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Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.

Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.

A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Science this week: machine learning algorithm for faster Mendelian disorder diagnoses, gene linked to safe response to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, and more.