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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.

Talk It Up on Twitter

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

Mail-Order Pox

Canadian researchers have re-created the horsepox virus, ScienceInsider reports.

In PLOS this week: root-knot nematode sequencing study, somatic mutations linked to uveal melanoma, and more.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.