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The platform is designed to isolate exosomes from blood, then release their extracellular RNA cargo for analysis as biomarkers for diseases including cancer.

The All of Us program aims to enroll 1 million Americans willing to donate biological samples and share a variety of genetic and health data.

The Long Life Family Study has enrolled 4,953 participants in 539 pedigrees in the US and Denmark that are enriched for exceptional longevity.

The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The team will create a group called the Extracellular RNA Communication Consortium Stage 2 to develop new EV-based technology and treat diseases.

The drug developer said that the biomarker panel will form the basis of a planned point-of-care test for acute respiratory distress syndrome.

The company will provide counseling in multiple languages and connect people to local healthcare resources so they can use the genetic information they've learned in their own care. 

The researchers identified genes that specifically extend the lifespan of neurons and found genes that increase the number of neurites in the brain.

The NAM, NAS, and Royal Society have formed a commission to develop a framework on the proper use of genome editing, and convened its first meeting in Washington, DC, this week.

ScienceInsider reports that researchers funded through the Cancer Moonshot program will have to make their papers immediately accessible to the public.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more people get sick and die from drug-resistant germs than previously thought, the Washington Post reports.

According to the Associated Press, three universities and a healthcare institution are sharing a gift of $1 billion.

New rules seek to limit the type of scientific and medical research that can be used to guide public health regulations, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: FreeHi-C approach simulates Hi-C data from interacting genome fragments, and more.