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

At the Biology of Genomes virtual conference last week, several presentations focused on single-cell and spatial genomics data sets and how they could be complementary.

In PNAS this week: single-cell RNA sequencing study of pancreatic duct cells, sequencing of viruses affecting honey bees, and more.

CRISPR for Blindness

According to the Associated Press, a patient has undergone gene editing to treat an inherited form of blindness.

Investigators have developed an approach called RAMP-Seq in which targeted radiation of a suspicious lesion vastly increase levels ctDNA, aiding detection and allowing genotyping. 

With the participation of five cancer centers and clinics, Taproot is hoping to build a national, prospective data registry that is much needed but has been difficult to advance to date.

Within the master observational trial, the organizations have agreed to prospectively collect real world data and ultimately build a national oncology database.

In PNAS this week: cytotoxic CD4 T cell signature in supercentenarians, evolutionary history of beetles, and more.

Kiyatec's cell-based assays model and predict patient therapeutic response to drive cancer drug development and potentially guide treatment.

Omics Data Automation, founded by creators of the Intel-OHSU Collaborative Cancer Cloud, has also created an open-source community for users of the Broad's GenomicsDB.

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The US has sent its formal notice of withdrawal from the World Health Organization, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Science reports that a draft spending bill would increase the US National Institutes of Health budget by 13 percent.

The Harvard Crimson reports that Harvard and MIT are suing the Department of Homeland Security and ICE over the new international student visa policy.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: algorithm to determine molecular sequence types and other microbial features, computational method to uncover R-loop structures, and more.