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

In PLOS this week: FANCJ mutations linked to increased sensitivity to certain drugs, host genetic factors influence wound microbiomes, and more.

New York University researchers find that more average- and low-achieving men pursue physics, engineering, and computer science majors than higher-scoring women.

The paper, which is not peer-reviewed, said that use of the test as a first-step screening tool would require confirmation of more than 80 percent of its results.

Over From Europe

Two analyses indicate that SARS-CoV-2 began circulating in New York in mid-February, coming from Europe.

Researchers at Mount Sinai, NYU School of Medicine, and Weill Cornell Medicine sequenced hundreds of SARS-CoV-2 genomes from NYC patients for phylogenetic analyses.

Researchers found that small-molecule inhibitors targeting oncogenic signal transduction or epigenetic regulation can alter specific 3D interactions in leukemia.

The screening platform, which uses the Cas13 nuclease to target RNA instead of DNA, can be used to design guide RNAs for CRISPR research.

In Nature this week: new and efficient CRISPR system, chromatin interaction profiles improves prediction of brain disorder risk genes, and more.

Multi-omics approaches can give insight into the gut microbiome and more, but there are still challenges to address, speakers at the ABRF meeting said.

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

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.