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The Washington Post reports on uncertainties facing gene-edited livestock endeavors.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.

The two papers published today in Science and Cell have implications for both forensics and genetic research.

The program was established to support the development and dissemination of functional genomic tools and techniques for genome manipulation in model organisms.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.

Researchers showed, retrospectively, that using a cutoff of 16 circulating DNA mutations they could identify patients who were more likely to respond to immunotherapy.

The multi-year cow genomics project aims to improve genetic selection and identify functional elements in the cow's genome.

NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.

New tumor profiling papers stemming from prior clinical trials led to informative mutations in early-stage, ER+/HER2- breast cancer and lung squamous cell carcinoma.

Research teams and commercial firms are increasingly using genome editing to address farm animal health and welfare, from viral resistance to physical traits.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on the struggle to meet the demand for rapid COVID-19 testing.

The Newsroom reports New Zealand is using genomics to trace the origins of its new coronavirus outbreak.

In Nature this week: researchers in Canada sequence the genome of the black mustard plant Brassica nigra, and more.

According to Bloomberg, Moderna has a $1.5 billion vaccine deal with the US to provide 100 million doses.