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The company said it is using the technology for synthetic biology, diagnosis of inherited genetic diseases, liquid biopsy, and infectious disease detection.

In the Backbone

Scientific American reports on a new way of encoding data in DNA for storage.

In PNAS this week: interactions of coronavirus' EndoU endoribonuclease enzyme, analysis of phylogenetic trees, and more.

Research Together

A summer program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign aims to foster partnerships between genetics researchers and indigenous communities, WILL reports.

In PNAS this week: links between lung adenocarcinoma and lncRNA, algorithm to impute and cluster Hi-C interaction profiles from single cells, and more.

A commentary appearing in Nature calls for the establishment of a research policy board in the US.

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

While "genomical" has not supplanted "astronomical" in the lexicon, geneticist Gene Robinson believes data scientists understand the sheer size of genomic information.

Friendly Foxes

Researchers have examined the genomes of foxes bred for tameness or aggressiveness to find a candidate gene for tameness, the Washington Post reports.

In Genome Research this week: study of intra-tumor heterogeneity, workflow resources for EPIGEN-Brazil, and more.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.