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

A high genetic risk score was associated with increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in both a US and a Danish cohort of women with gestational diabetes.

The pilot seeks to enroll 100 All of Us participants who are pregnant into the ongoing NICHD's PregSource initiative, which collects patient-reported data.

The institute will apply long-read sequencing to the NIH All of Us program and conduct pediatric sequencing for cancer and birth defect studies.

Investigators identified candidate protein markers from aptamer-based proteomic profiles of samples from women with or without late-onset preeclampsia.

The panels will select genes and genomic variants associated with diseases of interest to the agency, and determine their significance and utility.

The funding will support further data curation and integration, an expanded database infrastructure, and enhanced data displays and query tools, among other things.

Guttmacher to Retire

Alan Guttmacher, the director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, is retiring.

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The study appears to be the only one of four that has launched 15 months after the awards were made, which may or may not be related to FDA oversight of the projects.

The FDA's regulation of lab tests and devices used in clincial investigations is impacting federally funded study protocols involving advanced sequencing tests.

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The World Health Organization will be providing low-cost COVID-19 tests to low- and middle-income nations, according to Reuters.

Nature News examines how the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court could affect scientific agencies.

Nobel Prize-winner Arthur Ashkin, who developed optical tweezers, has died at 98, the Washington Post reports.

In PNAS this week: altered gene expression in brain samples from Alzheimer's disease patients, effects of gene mutations found in bladder cancer, and more.