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The study, involving almost 1.8 million individuals, further found only modest overlap between the genetic underpinnings of left-handedness and ambidexterity.

With array and exome data, Australian investigators saw apparent ties between amelanotic/hypomelanotic melanoma and rare albinism gene changes.

The group believes its assay, which detects HPV-16 DNA, could be deployed as a screening test in the way that HPV is currently screened to prevent cervical cancer.

The grants were awarded as part of Australia's Genomics Health Futures Mission, which was launched in 2018 as part of a broader health research initiative.

NPR reports on how new genetic tools may speed 2019-nCoV vaccine development.

In Science this week: researchers use CRISPR tool to find gut microbiome molecules involved in immunity, and more.

Based on runs of homozygosity, researchers estimated that roughly one in every 3,650 participants had parents who were first- or second-degree relatives.

Despite the diversity detected in Group A Streptococcus strains from more than 20 countries, investigators narrowed in on broadly shared sequences with relatively low variation.

Researchers uncovered deep-sea fish with additional rod pigment protein genes that may let them see color, according to the Los Angeles Times.

A case report describes a pair of Australian twins that are "sesquizygotic," New Scientist writes.

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The World Health Organization will be providing low-cost COVID-19 tests to low- and middle-income nations, according to Reuters.

Nature News examines how the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court could affect scientific agencies.

Nobel Prize-winner Arthur Ashkin, who developed optical tweezers, has died at 98, the Washington Post reports.

In PNAS this week: altered gene expression in brain samples from Alzheimer's disease patients, effects of gene mutations found in bladder cancer, and more.