The $10 million initiative will include scientists from the University of California's campuses, as well as from governmental and nongovernmental organizations.
The researchers identified genes that specifically extend the lifespan of neurons and found genes that increase the number of neurites in the brain.
The New York Times writes that genes may influence when people prefer to sleep.
Researchers sequenced edits made at 1,656 on-target genomic sites in primary human T cells and used the data to train the model.
The UCSF spinout aims to develop noninvasive tests to detect kidney injury for the transplantation field and to diagnose and monitor chronic disease.
Using brain samples from individuals with or without multiple sclerosis, researchers detected declining projection neuron levels and related immune cell shifts.
With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Biohub will help implement metagenomic sequencing for infectious disease projects in 10 countries.
During the five-year collaboration, the partners will research disease-causing gene mutations and develop new CRISPR-based technologies for drug discovery.
The team is now conducting additional studies of mNGS in plasma, as well as looking to reduce turnaround time by running the test on a nanopore sequencer.
The Trump Administration has curbed fetal tissue research in the US, the New York Times reports.
The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.
The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.
New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.