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In PLOS this week: functional effect of adiponectin-linked variants, sequencing reveals regional differences among Swedes, and more.

Maybe Not the Source

The first reported coronavirus cases in Europe and the US might not be related to the subsequent outbreaks in those areas, according to the New York Times.

A tissue sample from the 1960s harbors a near-complete sample of HIV, IFLScience reports.

The group aims to develop a transcriptomic and epigenetic biomarker assay for early detection and relapse monitoring in colorectal cancer patients. 

By uncovering mismatches between Y chromosomes and genealogies, researchers estimated historical rates of extra-pair paternity in Western Europe.

At Belgium's VIB, researchers have designed custom panels with CNV detection in mind to get better data on single-cell genomic changes during cancer treatment.

Two independent teams described potential roles for gut microbes, and the compounds they produce, in schizophrenia, depression, and mental quality of life.

Researchers from Belgium analyzed the transcriptomes of almost 100,000 single cells from lung cancer patients, most of them stromal cells.

The approach generates a gRNA against a common genetic element called the flippase recognition target, making genome editing faster and scarless in E. coli.

The hospital will run Agendia's new NGS test kit in its lab, comparing results with the firm's existing centralized MammaPrint test.

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The Lancet has made changes to its peer-review process in response to its recent retraction of a COVID-19-related paper, Science reports.

The New York Times reports that a series of emails show how Department of Health and Human Services officials sought to silence the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A new initiative aims to move Australia's genome sequencing labs onto one system, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PLOS this week: recessive mutation tied to early-onset dilated cardiomyopathy, epigenetic analysis of lung adenocarcinoma, and more.