University of Edinburgh Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics. PLOS Papers on Y-Chromosome Sequencing, Blood Methylation Markers, CLL Mutations In PLOS this week: Y-chromosome-specific sequencing strategy, smoking-linked blood methylation profiles improve BMI predictions, and more. Genome Research Papers on Sperm Mutations, Trypanosoma Brucei Chromatin, Single-Worm Transcriptomics In Genome Research this week: chromatin structure and mutations in sperm; histone regulation in the Trypanosoma brucei parasite; and more. Genome Biology Papers on Aging, SMOOTH-seq, Akkermansia Bacterial Diversity In Genome Biology this week: epigenetic markers of aging, sequencing approach to uncover structural variants and other features in individual cells, and more. New CRISPR Guide RNA Screen Helps Define Genetics of Spinal Cord Regeneration in Zebrafish The rapid and scalable in vivo phenotypic screening method can be applied to study any biological function of interest, the researchers said. Dec 11, 2020 COVID-19 GWAS Leads to Immune Genes Linked to Severe Disease, Treatment Targets Nov 25, 2020 European Consortium Seeks to Develop Liquid Biopsy Test for Prostate, Testicular Cancer Premium Jul 20, 2020 New CRISPR Base Editors Induce Targeted DNA Transversions Premium Jun 15, 2020 U of Edinburgh Study to Use Consumer Genomics Data to Determine COVID-19 Genetic Risk May 12, 2020 Illumina, UK Agencies Partner on £28M Sequencing Study of COVID-19 Patients Dec 18, 2019 Nordic Project Aims to Investigate Link Between Mental Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease Premium Nov 8, 2019 Wellcome Sanger Institute Commits $11.8M to Darwin Tree of Life Project Oct 25, 2019 Helmsley Foundation Awards $13M in Grants for Gut Cell Atlas Oct 9, 2019 Single-Cell Transcriptome Atlas Gives Peek at Cell Interactions in Liver Cirrhosis Sep 3, 2019 Scottish Genetic Map Reflects Boundaries of Dark Age Kingdoms Feb 5, 2019 Depression GWAS Meta-Analysis Uncovers New Loci, Potential Drug Targets Jan 23, 2019 Long-Read Genome Assemblies Have Many Errors in Protein-Coding Regions, Study Finds Dec 11, 2018 Genome-Wide Study Uncovers Variants Explaining Majority of SNP Heritability of Red Hair Nov 1, 2018 Wellcome Sanger Institute, Collaborators Launch Project to Sequence 66K Species Oct 22, 2018 GeneATLAS Database Documents Diverse Trait Associations Detected With UK Biobank Data Jul 24, 2018 Staphylococcus Genome Set Reveals Bug's Host-Switching History May 8, 2018 University of Edinburgh Awarded $71.8M for Genetic Research Apr 17, 2018 Researchers Link 17 Loci to Depression-Related Phenotypes Jan 11, 2018 Combined Genotyping, CT Scan Model Predicts Risk of Stroke Recurrence Nov 17, 2017 Male Pattern Baldness GWAS Uncovers New Loci, Potential Links to Other Complex Traits Load More Breaking News People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Northeastern University SARS-CoV-2 Test FDA Revises SARS-CoV-2 Test Emergency Use Authorization Requirements to Account for Variants Geisinger Wins $5M NIH Grant to Develop Point-of-Care Genetic Diagnostic Tool The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.