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The Darwin Tree of Life Project aims to sequence the genetic codes of 66,000 different species in the UK as part of the Earth BioGenome Project.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of Aspergillus, atlas of genetic associations in the UK Biobank, and more.

Researchers documented genetic associations, trait heritability, and more with data from GWAS on 778 binary or non-binary traits in UK Biobank participants.

When researchers sequenced some 800 global Staphylococcus aureus isolates, they saw signs of previous jumps from humans to domestic animals and beyond.

A new study in Nature Communications finds a genetic correlation between cognitive function and eyesight.

The funding will support the university's MRC Human Genetics Unit, which is investigating the genetic underpinnings of human health and disease.

The researchers used UK Biobank data to identify loci linked to depression and identify gene sets involved in excitatory neurotransmission and mechanosensory behavior.

NPR reports that researchers are examining the microbial makeup of cow rumens.

The model aims to uncover stroke patients at high, medium, or low risk of cerebral amyloid angiopathy, which is linked to additional strokes or dementia.

In Genome Biology this week: new hot pepper reference genomes, comparison of variant classification algorithms, and more.

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The data generated by 100,000 Genomes Project is being housed on military servers due to attacks by hackers, Naked Security reports.

A new poll finds most US adults are not familiar with personalized medicine, according to HealthDay.

Vox reports that the United Nations' Convention on Biological Diversity decided against a gene drive moratorium.

In Science this week: sequencing of neuroblastomas uncovers alterations linked to prognosis, and more.