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The report advises that although sequencing the genomes of infants can be appropriate in some specific cases, we shouldn’t implement large-scale programs to test healthy babies.

The firm's automated AIR sample prep technology quickly images, sorts, and isolates single cells for downstream molecular analysis.

The groups will conduct a study evaluating the benefits of targeted next-generation sequencing in the diagnosis and care of infants with genetic disorders.

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A pair of researchers has been studying how rules that govern the translation of DNA into proteins evolved.

A new paper critiques the analysis and conclusions of the Atacama mummy genome sequencing study.

By analyzing more than 100 testicular germ cell tumors, investigators characterized mutation, methylation, and other patterns in four histological subtypes of the disease.

The third set of papers out this week from The Cancer Genome Atlas touches on ways to cluster tumors, oncogenic processes that contribute to oncogenesis, and more.

Using data for thousands of Chinese individuals, researchers saw new and known variants associated with type 2 diabetes, fasting glucose levels, and other metabolic traits.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: structure diversity of alphavirus genomes, assay for detecting SNPs using sequencing-based mismatch detection clues, and more.

In PNAS this week: half-a-dozen Aspergillus sequenced, genetic similarities between friends and classmates, and more.

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Researchers uncovered the HIV virus within a tissue sample collected in 1966, the Atlantic reports.

Nature News reports there are a handful of clinical trials underway to evaluate vaginal microbiome seeding of newborns born via caesarian section.

The Washington Post writes that humans may have contributed to the extinction of cave bears some 20,000 years ago.

In PLOS this week: gene variant may protect against trypanosomiasis, GLIS3 role in type 2 diabetes, and more.