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In PNAS this week: effect of mutagenic compounds on transcription in yeast, role for GATA6 in regulating sinus node development, and more.

LiveScience writes that a recent analysis implicating dogs as the source of SARS-CoV-2 may not be convincing.

The money is being provided under three Genome Canada funding competitions in partnership with the Canadian federal government and other groups.

In PNAS this week: rise of copy-number variants during neurogenesis, genetic and phenotypic variation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and more.

New tumor profiling papers stemming from prior clinical trials led to informative mutations in early-stage, ER+/HER2- breast cancer and lung squamous cell carcinoma.

The initiatives are being funded with C$24 million over two years and will focus on acute leukemia, immuno-oncology, and brain, ovarian, and pancreatic cancer.

In PLOS this week: common variants linked to neuroblastoma susceptibility, rabies virus phylogeography, and more.

The researchers will use genomics to address challenges facing Canada's forestry, healthcare, agricultural, and aquacultural industries.

Using mass spectrometry, the scientists found protein panels that could separate IBD patient biopsies from controls and UC from CD, respectively.

University of Ottawa researchers have developed an electrical method for fabricating solid-state nanopores based on a phenomenon called dielectric breakdown — an approach that they are touting as fast, affordable, and easily applicable within the context of existing solid-state d

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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.