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Two new studies revealed the prevalence of pathogenic variants in breast cancer-related genes, while highlighting genes that may be most informative in the clinic.

Researchers saw transcription factor similarities between developing human intestinal cells and cells from pediatric Crohn's disease cases.

Librarians have concluded that notebooks that belonged to Charles Darwin that were thought to have been lost were actually likely stolen, CNN reports.

Exome array-wide association and rare variant-focused genome-wide association meta-analyses led to 87 rare variants with ties to one or more blood pressure traits.

In Genome Biology this week: graph mapping-based approach to find indels in ancient DNA, tool to analyze chromatin interaction data, and more.

Researchers studied the genetic structure of Viking Age Scandinavian populations, along with migrations and the adoption of Viking culture by non-Scandinavians.

The findings suggested that genomic surveillance of Barrett's esophagus could identify patients who will progress years in advance and enable earlier treatment.

Two new papers have identified thousands of genetic loci with ties to more than two-dozen blood cell traits in individuals from up to five ancestry groups.

In Science this week: researchers recover near-complete smallpox virus genomes from Viking Age-individuals, and more.

First-time mothers who did not request pain relief during labor were more likely to carry a rare variant in a potassium channel-coding gene.

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Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner. 

Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.

A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.

In Nature this week: Australian lungfish provides details on the movement of vertebrate life from water to land, and more.