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In a twin study, researchers find genetic factors account for half of the differences observed in COVID-19 symptoms, according to the Guardian.

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Certain gene variants in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle may keep brains young, according to New Scientist.

Using data for more than half a million individuals, researchers identified 449 refractive area-related loci, including 336 sites not linked to the eye condition in the past.

A large genome-wide association study that included more than 400,000 UK Biobank participants led to 69 new or known loci associated with 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels.

In Nature this week: water lily genome gives glimpse into early evolution of angiosperms, mutations in 140 genes perturb immunophenotype, and more.

After comparing manual methods with the firm's pcr.ai tool in more than 20,000 cases, they found that the use of AI improved test accuracy and reliability.

The researchers conducted genome-wide association studies of individuals who reported hearing difficulties and those who used hearing aids.

A large genome-wide association meta-analysis and follow-up analyses revealed eight risk loci involving SNPs previously associated with body traits, metabolism, and psychiatric risk.

New Scientist reports that how people process food is only partially heritable, suggesting an environmental role.

In almost 1,000 twin pregnancies with known outcomes, cell-free DNA screening of maternal blood correctly classified trisomy 21 cases 94 percent of the time.

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Science reports that a new White House Office of Management and Budget memo rescinds previous ones that helped research institutions deal with pandemic-related closures.

Researchers report on a concerning strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus found among pigs in China, Agence France Presse reports.

The Associated Press reports that US officials are considering allowing pooled COVID-19 testing.

In Genome Research this week: Y chromosome gene expression analysis, de novo mutations rise with paternal age in rhesus macaques, and more.