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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team led by investigators in the US and China has published a population genomics study that provides new clues about the evolution, behavior, and physical traits that characterize the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A research team spread across four universities has netted a $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study bats to uncover the genetic, developmental, and anatomical basis of natural selection for their unique sensory structures.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A US District Court late last month threw out a lawsuit filed by a former University of Massachusetts researcher against the Carnegie Institution of Washington over inventorship of seminal intellectual property related to the discovery of RNA interference.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, an American- and Finnish-led team described the apparent effects of an EGLN1 mutation that's been linked to high-altitude adaptations in the absence o

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has provided $8 million in funding to support continued development of the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy, a joint initiative between the University of Massachusetts Boston and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC

Australian expressed RNAi firm Benitec Biopharma provided an update on its research and development activities late last month, reporting that it remains on track to move its lead drug candidate, the hepatitis C therapy TT-034, into the clinic as early as this month.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team from the Universities of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania is finding new contributors to genetically complex common diseases or traits using a statistical strategy that harvests locus-level information from existing genome-wide association study data.

RNAi researcher Anastasia Khvorova has joined the RNA Therapeutics Institute at the University of Massachusetts Medical School as a professor of molecular medicine.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – There are hundreds of genomic regions that are uniquely regulated in the human brain as compared to other primates, an international team of researchers reporte

The University of Utah this month took steps to keep its RNAi intellectual property lawsuit on track after the defendants in the case sought a stay of proceedings, arguing that discovery in the litigation should proceed while certain jurisdictional issues are resolved.

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Researchers in India plan to sequence SARS-CoV-2 isolates from around the country, according to LiveMint.

Mauro Ferrari has resigned as president of the European Research Council over its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Financial Times reports.

Stat News reports some health tech startups are laying off or furloughing workers.

In Genome Research this week: indels affecting microsatellites in cancer, analytical approach to find key regulatory elements, and more.