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In PNAS this week: possible treatment targets in KRAS-mutated lung cancer, transcriptional analysis of mouse models lacking a p53 inhibitor, and more.

In more than a dozen new papers, ENCODE researchers reported on analyses of the human and mouse genomes, using new data types and additional tissues.

ApoE and COVID-19

A study suggests people with the ApoE e4 genotype may be more likely to have severe COVID-19 than those with other genotypes, the Guardian says.

Garlic Helps, Too

People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.

In PNAS this week: signals of natural selection among Indigenous populations of North America, population and social structures of several European Stone Age burial sites, and more.

In a pair of papers, the researchers reported that the sugar pine genome largely comprises transposable elements and contains conifer-specific Dicer-like proteins.

The approach uses a technique called Earth mover's distance borrowed from image processing to identify differentially expressed genes across a set of samples.

The center expands the collaboration between the two organizations at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine.

Chromsomal array testing had a higher diagnostic yield in the study than standard procedures, and could have value as a first step before referring patients to further tests.

Included in the funding is about $2.5 million specifically to develop tools and resources for animal breeding genetics and genomics.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.