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A new study in Science used allele-specific expression data to find candidate genes that may have contributed to mendelian muscle disease in patients.

In Genome Research this week: new tool to identify protein coding sequences, droplet digital PCR-based assay to quantify mitochondrial DNA, and more.

In PNAS this week: C2CD4A gene involved in insulin secretion, chromosome rearrangements in recurring S. aureus infections, and more.

The funding will support the use of a new in situ RNA sequencing technology, STARmap, to build functional maps of the developing brain and brain tumors.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.

Researchers focused on using existing computational methods to fill in gaps in the human microbiome without reference genomes.

The NAM, NAS, and Royal Society have formed a commission to develop a framework on the proper use of genome editing, and convened its first meeting in Washington, DC, this week.

Researchers in California link additional genes to autism risk, HealthDay News reports.

Using 10x Genomics' immune profiling and ATAC-seq assays, the researchers upended the notion that cancer-fighting T cells come from within a tumor.

Researchers sequenced edits made at 1,656 on-target genomic sites in primary human T cells and used the data to train the model.

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A new study catalogues the genome and evolutionary history of the oak family, UPI reports.

Dog DNA testing is a growing market, but there's still a lot of uncertainty about the accuracy of the results, the Boston Globe says.

A University of South Florida researcher is testing bone fragments to determine if they belong to Amelia Earhart.

In Cell this week: antisense Piwi-interacting RNA responses to endogenous retroviruses, proteomic patterns in hepatocellular carcinoma, and more.