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In PNAS this week: similar muscle protein patterns across hypertrophic cardiomyopathy phenotypes, analysis of gene expression and brain anatomy in major depression, and more.

The assay, called the single telomere absolute-length rapid (STAR) assay, uses Fluidigm microfluidic chips and was found to be accurate and sensitive.

Avatamed will use the funds to expand into the Asia-Pacific market and set up a lab in Singapore to provide precision cancer drug screening services.

The researchers said the findings underscore the need to study disease variants in a range of ancestral backgrounds.

The alliance, led by Singapore-based startup Proteona, also includes several organizations from that city state as well as German research institutes.

In Science this week: perspective piece says AI can accelerate drug discovery by using genomic and chemical data, and more.

For the first phase of the SG10K project, researchers sequenced thousands of Chinese, Malay, or Indian individuals from Singapore, uncovering new variants and population insights.

The company's goal is to serve what it sees as a massive but underaddressed target group: Asian women.

The company hopes to develop AI-based tools to improve the usefulness of its ESCAPE platform, which combines single-cell sequencing with protein analysis.

By comparing viruses in parts of China with or without endemic EBV-associated nasal cancers, researchers narrowed in on two viral variants associated with increased cancer risk.

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The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.