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A new genome-wide association study in Nature Communications uncovers five dozen loci linked to frequency of afternoon naps.

Called Intervene, the project will use genomic and health data from biorepositories along with machine learning methods to develop new clinical predictive tools.

The service will offer whole-genome sequencing to English patients with rare diseases and cancer as part of routine care.

The researchers developed an approach to mitigate the effects of misreporting or longitudinal changes in drinking behavior.

Led by a group of 10 biopharmaceutical firms, the project will use Olink's proteomic technology to look at participants' plasma levels of roughly 1,500 proteins.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation patterns of glioblastomas among Lebanese patients, phenome-wide study using UK Biobank data, and more.

Translational informatics company Paradigm4's new Reveal: SingleCell app is built on its core SciDB platform that supports fast querying of large multiomic datasets.

Data presented at the ASHG virtual meeting highlighted the population insights that can be gleaned from IDB profiles in populations, including loci linked to blood traits.

In PLOS this week: analysis of link between somatic copy number and telomere length, sequencing study of individuals with gallbladder S. Typhi colonization, and more.

More than 198,000 LOF variants turned up in exome sequences from 49,960 UK Biobank participants, including variants with potential ties to human traits.

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Nature News writes that additional details about the UK plan for an agency to support high-risk, high-reward science are needed.

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

The Wall Street Journal writes new studies are giving glimpses into the origins of SARS-CoV-2.

In PLOS this week: analysis of Plasmodium population structure, qPCR assay to diagnose scabies, and more.