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In Nature this week: researchers in Canada sequence the genome of the black mustard plant Brassica nigra, and more.

An analysis of whole-exome sequencing, brain gene expression, and health data suggests an autism subtype marked by dyslipidemia.

The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Researchers identified secondary or incidental findings in just over 3 percent of the nearly 22,000 EMERGE III participants, who were profiled with a 109-gene panel.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains from Colombia, inflammatory response signatures in cancer, and more.

In PNAS this week: comparative genomic analysis to find Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence genes, "anti-CRISPR" proteins in Staphylococcus aureus, and more.

Although polygenic risk scores for coronary artery disease can slightly improve standard risk assessment tools, the predicted clinical impact remains small.

Dusty Resistance

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

Against the Plan

An opinion piece at The Hill criticizes the proposed plan to collect DNA samples from migrants at the US border.

Panelists at the NSGC annual meeting said artificial intelligence approaches like chatbots could complement traditional genetic counseling approaches.

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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.