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Gladstone Institutes researchers will use proteomic, genomic, and gene-altering approaches to investigate apoe4 toxicity as part of a five-year project.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of rapeseed, universal target enrichment method for metagenomic sequencing, and more.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: 5hmC modifications coincide with malaria parasite gene expression changes, approach for clustering single-cell RNA sequences, and more.

The seven-year grant renews funding for the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group, led by Duke University and UCSF, with $15 million in 2020.

In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.

Using pilot data from the GenomeAsia 100K Consortium, researchers searched for long, diverged haplotypes indicative of admixture between modern and archaic humans.

A CFTR gene mutation found in 90 percent of US cystic fibrosis patients was only present in a third of Puerto Rican and 10 percent of Dominican patients.

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University of California, San Francisco, researchers have uncovered a gene mutations that appears to make a father-son duo more efficient sleepers.

At ASHG, researchers showed why they're moving away from limited, linear human reference genome representations and towards a more inclusive future.

OncoCyte provided additional details about the history of the Razor test, its timeline for making it commercially available, and plans for a follow-on study.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.