Penn State PNAS Papers on Pepper Populations, Cacao Tree SVs, Genomic Records Metadata In PNAS this week: pepper plant population history, influence of structural variants on cacao, and more. Genome Biology Papers on Bladder Cancer, PCIP-seq, Structured RNAs in Human Microbiomes In Genome Biology this week: epigenetic analysis of bladder cancer, long-read sequencing approach to examine viral insertions, and more. Nature Papers Report on Host Factors Needed for SARS-CoV-2 Infection, Genomic Chromatin Architecture of Yeast In Nature this week: host factors that could serve as SARS-CoV-2 treatment targets, and more. More Variants to Come Additional, more contagious variants of SARS-CoV-2 are likely to crop up, the Financial Times says. Hundreds of Genetic Loci Influence Shape of the Human Face The study, which focused on Europeans, also highlighted a role for enhancers during embryonic development in determining facial features. Mar 11, 2020 In Survey, Half Say They Want to be Paid for Providing Their Own Genomic Data Feb 15, 2019 Obesity-Related Gene Methylation Changes Connected to BMI in Healthy Adolescents Sep 10, 2018 Noncoding Structural Variants Highlighted in Integrated Cancer Genome Analysis Apr 10, 2018 Quadrant Biosciences Licenses SUNY, Penn State Epigenetic Biomarkers for Neuro Diseases Jun 13, 2017 NSF Awards Grants Supporting Genomic Tool Development Jun 1, 2017 Penn State Researchers Offering License-Free DNA Ladders for Electrophoresis Studies Premium Apr 28, 2017 Penn State, Geisinger Team on New Biomedical Big Data Program Mar 1, 2017 VISION To Use $6.1M Grant to Integrate Epigenomic Data for Blood-Based Diseases, Other Applications Premium Nov 15, 2016 Ancient Indigenous Exomes Reveal History, Post-Colonization Immune Selection Shift May 17, 2016 Giraffe, Okapi Genomes Reveal Clues to Height, Other Differences Mar 31, 2016 NIH Funds Research to Sequence Malaria Parasite Transcriptome, Proteome Aug 21, 2015 Former Secretary of State Advisor Speaks Out on GM Crop Safety, Necessity Jul 2, 2015 Comparative Genomics Offers Hints to Molecular Adaptations in Woolly Mammoth Genomes Feb 12, 2015 Penn State University Gets $209K NSF Grant to Develop Novel De Novo Assembly Software Premium Jan 29, 2015 Enhanced GWAS Method IDs New Loci Associated With Response to Asthma Drugs Premium Jan 15, 2015 Q&A: Marylyn Ritchie on Geisinger's New Biomedical and Translational Informatics Program Premium Jan 8, 2015 NIJ Awards $800K Grant to Assess NGS Technology for Forensics Dec 4, 2014 Study Suggests African Khoisan Hunter-Gatherers Remained Isolated, Represented Largest Population Premium May 20, 2014 Thermo Fisher Inks E. Coli Test Development Deal with USDA Feb 12, 2014 New Trial to Study Asthma Drug Responses, Genetic Factors in African-Americans Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.