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Participants in the pilot will begin developing the capabilities required for the planned data commons, including making data transparent and interoperable.

The consortium aims to advance the use of genomics in the clinic, with a particular  focus on diverse and underserved patient populations.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: blood pressure and hypertension loci in people of African ancestry, Plasmodium vivax population genomics, and more.

These tardigrade-specific proteins form a disordered, glass-like solid structure and could be used to help transport pharmaceuticals.

Oliver Smithies Dies

Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize in 2007, has died, the New York Times reports.

The researchers added that these expression changes could be used to predict when a bloom might occur.

When it comes to fully enrolling infants in sequencing studies, parental enthusiasm sometimes seems to wane due to logistical considerations and privacy concerns. 

The centers will support the NCI's Genomic Data Analysis Network, which is tasked with creating tools and strategies to study large-scale genomics data.

Tufts scientists and their colleagues called for steps to ensure that disadvantaged groups benefit from genetically based diagnoses and treatments.

The researchers found that older people with clear arteries had noticeably higher levels of CXCL5 compared with older people with more plaque buildup. 

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Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.