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In Nature this week: a framework for future human genomic research, PORE-cupine approach to study RNA structure using nanopore sequencing, and more.

Researchers analyzed the urinary tract microbiomes of 1,600 older women to find it is distinct from the microbiomes of nearby body sites.

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.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on gaps in COVID-19 testing affecting less affluent urban areas and rural locations.

According to NBC News, new SARS-CoV-2 variants are making it harder for researchers to model the course of the pandemic.

The New York Times reports that experts say President Joe Biden's goal of vaccinating 1 million people a day in the US in the next 100 days is too low a bar.

In Science this week: single-cell lineage tracing technique applied to study lung cancer metastasis, and more.