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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: effort to annotate the rat transcriptome, web-based resource to characterize marine microbes, and more.

Researchers saw similar cell hierarchies and progenitor cell clusters when comparing single-cell RNA sequencing data for cells from glioblastoma tumors and developing brains.

Own Merits

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Along with significantly mutated genes across cutaneous melanoma cases, researchers saw loss-of-function mutations in the X chromosome gene DDX3X in tumors from male patients.

Not Taking the Post

Following discrimination allegations, NICHD's Constantine Stratakis withdraws from a new position at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center, Science reports.

Investigators worldwide are sharing data to search for features in the human genome that might contribute to COVID-19 susceptibility or progression.

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.

Code to Handle It

In a Nature commentary, researchers call for the development of an international code of conduct for genomics.

In Science this week: discussions of definition of 'human' and expression profiles of blood cells.

Researchers used single-cell sequencing to uncover developing brain cell populations from mice and humans with transcriptome features resembling those in pediatric brain tumors.

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Two COVID-19 vaccine developers have released their trial protocols to build public trust, the New York Times reports.

A new analysis finds the rapid COVID-19 test from DnaNudge to be highly accurate, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: global citizens' assembly on genome-editing technologies proposed, epigenetic markers predict metformin response, and more.

According to the Verge, many US states are not including positive results from rapid COVID-19 testing in their case numbers.