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In PNAS this week: rearrangements found in acute myeloid leukemia, DNA double-strand break repair patterns in model of hepatocellular carcinoma, and more.

This year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to three researchers for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, Reuters reports.

CareDx will use NanoString's new Human Organ Transplant panel to develop HistoMap, a gene expression profiling test to identify allograft rejection.

The funding, provided in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, will support research applying genomics in agriculture and aquaculture.

Consumer genomics companies have endeavored to reach out to minority communities with sometimes contentious results.

Researchers in Nigeria are developing a handheld diagnostic device for identifying high-risk colorectal cancer patients in low-resource environments.

There are some deep divisions between the three main databases, some due to competitive pressures and others because of the nature of metabolomics.

Summer Genomics

A program at Simon Fraser University hopes to expose Indigenous students to genomics, according to the Vancouver Sun.

At Nature, the University of Alberta's Devang Mehta calls on PIs to engage in conversations about racism.

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An analysis appearing in PeerJ finds that social media mentions of a paper may lead to increased citations.

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Bloomberg reports the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent Orig3n a letter saying it has not corrected lab issues uncovered in an earlier inspection.

In an editorial at BMJ Opinion, two genetic counselors call for an increased focus on post-test patient care.

A new survey finds people in the US are getting their COVID-19 test results back faster, but not fast enough to help some viral control measures, NPR reports.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of malaria parasites in Ethiopia, loci linked to childhood BMI, and more.