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In Genome Biology this week: computational approach to determine phylogenetic relationships from single-cell data, metagenomic classification pipeline, and more.

The team will use the five-year funding to develop a liquid biopsy-based assay to select and prioritize liver cancer patients who need a liver transplant.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains from Colombia, inflammatory response signatures in cancer, and more.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: prostate cancer drugs' effect on androgen receptors, approach to gauge effects of epigenetic drugs, and more.

In PNAS this week: role for Myc in alternative splicing regulation in prostate cancer, variation in methylation in Arabidopsis, and more.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.

The findings suggest that the ancestors of modern West Africans interbred with a hominin population that split from the modern human lineage before Neanderthals did.

More groups are now using CTC capture methods alongside circulating tumor DNA tools to distinguish themselves from the crowded ctDNA detection space.

Tree Resilience

BBC News reports that researchers have uncovered genetic markers associated with traits that may make trees more resilient to climate change.

In PLOS this week: method to fine-map expression quantitative trait loci, gene expression patterns in elderly burn victims, and more.

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The Hill reports 17 states and the District of Columbia are suing over a new policy that would strip international students of their visas if they only attend classes online.

The editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says other lawmakers should take Florida's approach and provide additional protections against genetic discrimination.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employees call on the agency to label racism a public health crisis and examine its own policies, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: genetic evidence for Inca resettlement, analysis of spermatogonial stem cell transcriptomes, and more.