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Researchers from Wellcome Sanger Institute and elsewhere found that the immune landscape of the kidney is zoned to counter dominant immunological challenges.

Using 350 human genomes from different populations, the two centers plan to develop a multi-genome reference sequence that is as complete as possible.

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Researchers characterize and trace the origins of a transmissible dog cancer, Wired reports.

In Science this week: genomic basis of how fish evolutionary adapted to humans, modified stem cells show promise in animal models for treating hemoglobin disorders, and more.

Researchers used exome sequences on almost 550 canine transmissible venereal tumors to estimate their origin, global spread, and evolution.

A new study finds that the human microbiome might be largely sterile.

The grant recipients will receive up to $5 million each and are led by scientists at institutions including Harvard Medical School and the Cleveland Clinic.

Using brain samples from individuals with or without multiple sclerosis, researchers detected declining projection neuron levels and related immune cell shifts.

With RNA sequence data on thousands of individual lung cells, researchers fleshed out new and known cell clusters, before digging into cell state and cellular interaction changes in asthma.

BBC News reports on genome sequencing of ill children to uncover genetic alterations.

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23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.

By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.

NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.

In Science this week: ancient genomes reveal social inequality within individual households, new method for quantifying genetic variation in gene dosage, and more.