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In Genome Research this week: metagenomic sequencing assay that detects pathogens in cerebrospinal fluid, single-tube long fragment read approach, and more.

In PLOS this week: 'reverse genome-wide association study' method; genetic links between Familial Mediterranean Fever and ankylosing spondylitis; and more.

A team led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco generated optical genome maps for 154 individuals from more than two dozen populations.

Sangamo Therapeutics has announced preliminary results from its gene-editing trial, the Associated Press reports.

Cancer Research UK has awarded nearly £60 million in funding to three US investigator-led research initiatives focused on cancer progression and drug response.

In Cell this week: approach for mapping enhancers and their targets, comparative protein interaction analysis of dengue and Zika viruses, and more.

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UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

The US Department of Health and Human Services says it has not cancelled a fetal tissue contract with a University of California, San Francisco, lab, Science reports.

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In PLOS this week: preconception carrier screening program results, comparative genomics-based analysis of Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, and more.

Canadian regulators are beginning to share information from new drug studies, Undark reports.

In a column at the Dallas Morning News, the Stanley Medical Research Institute's E. Fuller Torrey says the Human Genome Project hasn't delivered on promised results.

Researchers explore a possible genetic cause for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, KOMO News reports.