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In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomic study of endoderm differentiation, a single-cell sequencing method for small and messenger RNAs, and more.

In Genome Biology this week: coding variants linked to cardiac conduction, comparison of two dozen differential gene expression analysis pipelines, and more.

Velociraptor mongoliensis

Using bioinformatic and molecular cytogenetic approaches, researchers retraced ancestral "diapsid" reptile genome patterns from extant bird and reptile genomes.

Data for tens of thousands of UK Biobank participants revealed an overlapping set of variants involved in airflow obstruction in heavy and never smokers. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new consortium has been launched in Europe with the goal of developing a handheld molecular diagnostic device to test for malaria.

The AACC and ARUP Laboratories announced the publication of new consensus guidelines aimed at improving and standardizing the way qPCR studies are done and reported.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.

The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.

In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.