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New UKRI Head Named

ScienceInsider reports the University of Cambridge's Ottoline Leyser is to take over UK Research and Innovation.

With genome sequences for nearly 900 individuals with primary immunodeficiency, researchers identified candidate genes and common variant contributors.

The collaboration includes setting up a new testing laboratory that will investigate the use of alternative chemical reagents for test kits.

Extension Call

Master's and doctoral students in the UK call on funding groups to extend their grants for the duration of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Guardian reports.

Alterations that arise that have high fitness are also associated with an increased risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia.

A nationwide, multi-agency effort to sequence the virus causing COVID-19 is a logistical nightmare, but experts say the UK is well situated to succeed.

The consortium, which spans more than a dozen UK cities, will sequence patient samples to understand the spread and evolution of the novel coronavirus.

In Nature this week: framework for analyzing cancer mutational signatures, treatment resistance in small cell lung cancer followed by increased intratumoral heterogeneity, and more.

University of Manchester and University of Cambridge researchers found SNPs in genes involved in cell survival, estrogen metabolism, and transcriptional control.

Hans Kornberg Dies

The Guardian reports that Hans Kornberg, a biochemist who studied how organisms turn food and oxygen into energy and mass, has died at the age of 91.

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President Donald Trump announced the US would be leaving the World Health Organization, NBC News reports.

CDC head says a new analysis indicates earlier testing wouldn't have caught viral spread, NPR reports.

A study of Great Danes homes in on a genomic region linked to fearfulness.

In PLOS this week: gene expression and epigenetics of Indonesian populations, hookworm parasite secretome, and more.