University of Edinburgh 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. GWAS Uncovers Sex-Based Differences in Genetic Origins of Chronic Pain The researchers still found, though, that chronic pain in men and women is genetically correlated. Scottish Liquid Biopsy Startup BioCaptiva Raises £1M in Seed Funding The firm, a University of Edinburgh spinout, will use the funding to in-license its BioCollector liquid biopsy platform and launch initial trials. Cancer Heritability Gene Set Expanded With Common Variant Analysis Using a gene-level heritability analysis approach, investigators came up with a collection of genes that come together to influence the risk for more than a dozen cancer types. Pacific Biosciences HiFi Reads Drive Core Lab Business, High-Flying Stock Price Premium Some core labs are expecting long waitlists in 2021 as PacBio's HiFi reads draw interest from researchers looking to put together whole genomes. 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 Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gene Mutations Point to Possible Therapeutic Strategy Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Firm Mainz Biomed Taps DCN Dx to Aid European Study of Enhanced ColoAlert Assay Parse Biosciences Partners With Research Instruments for Southeast Asia Distribution Thermo Fisher, Oncocyte Ink Development, Comarketing Deal for Cancer IVDs Yourgene Health Enters Three-Year £5M Term Loan Facility The Scan And a Fourth? A fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in an Israeli study increased antibody levels but did not prevent Omicron variant infections, according to the Financial Times. For Better Science Software A virtual institute funded by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt's philanthropy aims to lure software engineers to academia, Science reports. Recommendation Explanations The New York Times writes that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is straining to both make and explain decisions based on limited information. Genome Research Papers on De Novo Mutation Rates, Polyploid Genotyping, Oncogene Epigenomic Translocation In Genome Research this week: de novo mutations rates in hemoglobin subunits, analysis of variant calling methods for polyploid plants, and more.