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A German shepherd called Nala has had her genome sequenced.

An Australian team has sequenced some 4,000 healthy individuals over 70 years old for the Medical Genome Reference Bank database.

The tool uses magnetic, gold-coated electrodes to detect microRNA in blood within a concentration range of 10 attomolar to 1 nanomolar in 30 minutes.

Researchers profiling pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors detected inherited cancer-related mutations in nearly one-fifth of affected individuals.

Pharmacy chain Walgreens seeks to terminate its relationship with Theranos, and may be exploring one with 23andMe.

Scientists found that extinctions of many species during the last glacial period coincided with periods of rapid warming.

The new assay uses high-resolution melt curve analysis to detect variations in genes that lead some people to spontaneously clear hepatitis C viral infections.

After receiving ISO certification and publishing studies on its technology in 2014, the Australian MDx firm is targeting a launch of its meningitis test in 2015.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Benitec Biopharma today announced a licensing agreement with the University of New South Wales for use of the university's RNAi technology and to develop a companion diagnostic to identify patients who may develop resistance to chemotherapy.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Griffith University in Australia announced on Tuesday a collaboration to sequence DNA from ancient human remains to determine the origins of populations from Southeast Asian and Australia.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.