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In Science this week: updated reference genome assembly for the rhesus macaque, and more.
The researchers, who also performed whole-genome sequencing on 853 macaques, found new lineage-specific genes and expanded gene families in the monkeys.
A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.
The partners are preparing to release two updates to Navify Tumor Board that support automatic importation of structured Foundation Medicine test reports.
Clinical researchers at AACR discussed a wide range of approaches focusing on several different potential use-cases in the detection or assessment of early cancers.
In PNAS this week: early-onset preeclampsia model, lateral gene transfer events in grasses, and more.
In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.
At the National Society of Genetic Counselors annual meeting, a number of clinicians said they conduct their own investigations of variants in clinical lab reports.
Researchers demonstrate the potential of CRISPR gene editing to prevent disease among livestock, Discover's D-brief blog reports.
California Institute of Technology's Frances Arnold was awarded half this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry, while the University of Missouri's George Smith and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology's Gregory Winter will split the other half.
Moderna reports its vaccine is effective against new SARS-CoV-2 strains, though it is also developing a booster, according to the New York Times.
A new analysis suggests the B.1.1.7 strain of SARS-CoV-2 could be deadlier than previous ones, according to the Guardian.
NPR reports Merck is halting the development of its two candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccines following disappointing Phase 1 results.
In PLOS this week: gene mutation linked to inherited venous thrombosis, lncRNA patterns in the Asian tiger mosquito, and more.