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A genetic analysis of Australian labradoodles finds they are mostly poodles, the Guardian reports.

The de novo directional genomic hybridization technology is designed to enable the measurement of simple, complex, and heterogenous structural variants.

In more than a dozen new papers, ENCODE researchers reported on analyses of the human and mouse genomes, using new data types and additional tissues.

In the next round of the eMERGE program, NIH is supporting development of methodologies for integrating genotypic and phenotypic risk scoring into clinical care. 

Using ultra-long read and other sequence data, researchers came up with a de novo X chromosome assembly that covers parts of the sex chromosome missed in the past.

In PNAS this week: genetic variants linked to a pediatric periodic fever syndrome, TERT promoter mutations influencing BRAF and MEK inhibitor response, and more.

The agency has asked for community input on the document, which is part of its efforts to focus future genomics research initiatives.

The initiative is aiming to solve some of the existing problems in genomics research and build a resource that takes a step beyond gnomAD.

The program will aim to develop and evaluate genomics and informatics tools to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

The president's latest budget request marks the fourth time he has sought to reduce funding to the National Institutes of Health.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.