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In Genome Research this week: transcriptome assembly algorithm, gene expression among somatic motor neurons in spinal muscular atrophy models, and more.

The researchers found that changes in histone modification at HPV integration events were correlated with upregulation of nearby genes and endogenous retroviruses.

The researchers noted that breast milk bacteria contributed to overall infant gut microbiota variation to a similar extent as other modifiers, such as birth mode.

In animal models, loss of ALK was associated with protection from obesity, even when the animals were on a high-fat diet.

Sharing It All

The Wall Street Journal looks into why some people who learn family secrets through genetic testing share that information publicly.

The funding, part of a larger initiative by Genome Canada, will support two studies in British Columbia that will evaluate genomics in healthcare.

Understanding the genetic causes of hypercholesterolemia could provide prognostic information to help treat patients, the researchers said.

Researchers from UBC, the BC Centre for Disease Control, and elsewhere will conduct a multi-omics study of the foodborne pathogen.

In Cell this week: analysis of tissue clones, metagenomic studies of ocean water samples, and more.

Retraction Watch reports that a series of tweets led to expression of concern for a PLOS Genetics paper, a move the paper's authors disagree with.

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The head of Operation Warp Speed tells Bloomberg he expects the paused AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccine trials to resume soon.

A new UK government says socioeconomic factors, not genetics, account for disparities in deaths due to COVID-19 between ethnic groups, the Financial Times reports.

NPR reports on an Alzheimer's disease drug trial that is continuing despite the pandemic.

In Nature this week: CRISPR-Cas3 system for making large deletions efficiently, more.