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The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.

The program was established to support the development and dissemination of functional genomic tools and techniques for genome manipulation in model organisms.

In PLOS this week: ties between complex traits and autozygosity, salt tolerance markers in the Chinese rose, and more.

A polygenic prediction score based on those SNPs accounts for more than 11 percent of the variance seen between individuals in educational attainment.

In PNAS this week: alternative splicing patterns in sunflowers, EGFR inhibitor resistance in lung adenocarcinoma, and more.

University of Colorado, Boulder, researchers sequenced soil samples from across the world to develop an atlas of bacteria living there.

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder led an effort to develop a CRISPR/Cas9-based genome-wide engineering platform for E. coli and yeast. 

A citizen science-enabled project made it possible to document arthropod diversity from more than 700 homes across the continental US.

Mitochondrial sequences and radiocarbon data on dozens of Patagonian samples suggest Ice Age megafauna disappeared a thousand or more years after humans arrived.

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Russia says its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine has a very high efficacy rate in an initial analysis of clinical trial data, according to the Financial Times.

Wired reports on a microbial analysis of sketches drawn by Leonardo DaVinci.

A new survey explores coronavirus vaccine hesitancy among Black and Latino individuals, the Washington Post reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: the Aging Atlas database, a database of human metagenome-related metadata, and more.