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Researchers used case and control genotypes alongside related trait, transcriptome, and population data to identify 85 cutaneous melanoma candidate loci.

In Science this week: sequencing of diverse human genomes gives insight into genetic variation and population history, commentary on data sharing, and more.

Researchers used MRI and genetic data to uncover genetic loci that affect surface area and average thickness of the human cerebral cortex. 

With data from UK Biobank participants, investigators identified dozens of snoring-related genetic loci and links to traits such as weight, smoking, and sleep apnea.

The new PRS could help identify people at increased risk who may benefit from earlier screening and treatment to prevent blindness.

A genome-wide association study links more than 40 genes associated with being left handed, Psychology Today reports.

The new project will be the second stage of the QSkin study, which has documented the disease in 44,000 Australians and developed a melanoma risk predictor.

A Mendelian analysis hints that variants implicated in bitter taste perception may affect a person's preference for coffee, tea, and/or alcohol.

A TWAS in 229,000 women led to 48 genes with apparent links to breast cancer, serving as fodder for additional pathway and functional analyses.

Nature News reports on how meeting cancellations and related costs are affecting scientific societies.

In a new ruling, Canada's Supreme Court upheld the country's genetic non-discrimination law, the Canadian Press reports.

COVID-19 vaccine developers aim to avoid a complication that has affected efforts to develop vaccines for other diseases, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In PLOS this week: analysis of insertions throughout Shigella genomes, antigen production in malaria parasites, and more.