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A team led by researchers at University College London studied mutations in almost 47,000 viral genomes collected from patients worldwide.

The company has been authorized by the state of New Jersey to provide sequencing-based cancer detection and surveillance using patient-specific ctDNA assays.

In Science this week: machine learning model predicts whether ion channel mutations will cause disease, and more.

In Cell this week: blood immune cell changes in COVID-19 patients and spatial transcriptomics in Alzheimer's disease.

An analysis of societal and health system cost-effectiveness and outcomes points to the benefits of expanding pathogenic BRCA1/2 variant testing in six countries.

Next Steps to Take

New Scientist describes next steps supporters of the #ShutdownSTEM strike could take to combat racism in academia.

ArcherDx will develop sequencing-based circulating tumor DNA assays for use in AstraZeneca's recently launched Phase III MERMAID-1 trial of durvalumab (Imfinzi).

Researchers argued that the field is ready for an expansion of adjuvant therapy trials informed by non-invasive, molecular measures of minimal residual disease.

Using data for more than half a million individuals, researchers identified 449 refractive area-related loci, including 336 sites not linked to the eye condition in the past.

Resignation Call

The Observer reports that there have been calls for a University of College London geneticists to resign due to research fraud coming out of his lab.

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Imperial College London researchers are shifting away from testing a COVID-19 vaccine to focus on combating newly emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Independent says.

According to the Associated Press, genetic genealogy has helped law enforcement officials identify an unknown victim of the Green River Killer.

In PNAS this week: target to reduce chemotherapy-induced cardiac injury, tool finds ancient endogenous RNA viruses, and more.

Moderna reports its vaccine is effective against new SARS-CoV-2 strains, though it is also developing a booster, according to the New York Times.