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Inside Higher Ed reports faculty members want a say in re-opening discussions.

In Cell this week: catalog of structural variants within the human genome, proteomic and metabolomic profiles of COVID-19 patients' blood, and more.

Core labs remain closed or at reduced operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to concerns about the state of their businesses when they can reopen.

In Nature this week: new and efficient CRISPR system, chromatin interaction profiles improves prediction of brain disorder risk genes, and more.

In Genome Biology this week: functional analysis of cancer drug resistance genes, transcriptome-wide association study of breast cancer, and more.

In PNAS this week: immune gene expression differences in blood of young adults, molecular contributors to cells' microtubule and actin networks, 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.

In Nature this week: FreeHi-C approach simulates Hi-C data from interacting genome fragments, and more.

The system uses chemical epigenetic modifiers to activate the expression of target genes by recruiting an endogenous chromatin-activating machinery.

A large genome-wide association meta-analysis and follow-up analyses revealed eight risk loci involving SNPs previously associated with body traits, metabolism, and psychiatric risk.

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The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.