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A member of Henrietta Lacks says he is seeking compensation from Johns Hopkins University and will be filing a lawsuit, according to the Baltimore Sun.

The funding will, in part, support efforts to expand the project's catalog of functional elements and understand their roles in different contexts.

In Genome Research this week: American alligator genome assembly, microbiome of premature infants, and more.

Preliminary results from the NASA Twins Study indicate changes in DNA methylation and gene expression due to life in space, Nature News says.

A subset of mutation-associated neoantigens appeared to be lost from lung or head and neck tumors that became resistant to anti-PD1 or anti-PD1 and anti-CLTA4 therapy.

A Johns Hopkins University team developed a framework to evaluate approaches to predicting cancer driver genes.

In PNAS this week: transcriptional control enables malaria parasite to get around disease control efforts, DNA methylation patterns in the Norway spruce, and more.

The technology, which is patent pending, can be used to help identify cancer patients who would respond to immune checkpoint inhibition treatment.

In Nature this week: modern European bison analysis, phased diploid genome assembly algorithms, and more.

Researchers from Pacific Biosciences and elsewhere tested their approach on Arabidopsis thaliana before applying it to wine grape and coral fungus genomes.

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In PLOS this week: transcriptomic and genomic analysis of prostate cancer by ancestry, genes linked to liver function in Korean cohort, and more.

British Columbia is incorporating genomics into its tracking of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Business in Vancouver reports.

An analysis by the Personalized Medicine Coalition finds that about a quarter of new drugs approved in 2019 by the US Food and Drug Administration were personalized medicines.

The governor of New York has proposed a five-year plan to study the genomes of people with or who are at high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.