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The team found that constrained regions of the noncoding genome are up to 52-fold enriched for known pathogenic variants as compared to unconstrained regions. 

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In Nature this week: genomic analysis of malaria-carrying mosquitos reveals genetic diversity, and more.

A pilot study is to examine whether fitness trackers add to the National Institute of Health's All of Us research initiative, according to FierceHealthcare.

Three changes could transform hemagglutinin of bird flu to bind more tightly to human receptors, a new study says.

Results from a set of new studies suggest Zika virus circulated undetected for long periods of time before producing infections described in recent outbreaks.

The partners will work together to adapt a new chemical synthesis technology for DNA-encoded library creation.

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According to ScienceInsider, the Scripps Research Institute and the California Institute for Biomedical Research are merging.

Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, aerial view

The institute has also been awarded additional funding from the National Institutes of Health for its increased participation in the initiative.

Scientists led by the Scripps Research Institute's Benjamin Cravatt have developed probes and a mass spec method to find methyltransferases in human cells.

Scripps' Gerald Joyce and David Horning have created an RNA polymerase that can replicate short RNA templates faster and create more complex RNA structures than ever before.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.