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Earlier this week, the company's scientific co-founders published an improved version of the ATAC-seq method that allows them to analyze frozen tissue.

Using data for 34 individuals, researchers tallied human DNA methylation variation across Yakut, Cambodian, Pathan, Mozabite, and Mayan populations.

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A cryptographic approach could help researchers keep genomic data private while researchers analyze it, Scientific American reports.

Stanford University researchers have adapted a cryptographic technique for use in genomic analysis.

Investigators plan to use the method in future longitudinal monitoring studies based on the sensitivity and ease demonstrated in their early experiments.

The partners aim to enable the early prediction of clinical efficacy of Alligator's pipeline candidates by analyzing potential systemic biomarkers.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: deep evolutionary conservation of autism-linked genes, cytokine signature of chronic fatigue syndrome, and more.

The release has been accompanied by acute interest from the genomics community, which views the resource as a "game changer" for anyone working in human genetics.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.

Researchers examine selection at a derived allele that's linked to shorter height and increased osteoarthritis, the New York Times reports.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.