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In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.

A prospective metagenomic sequencing study searched for viral changes in children who developed islet autoimmunity or type 1 diabetes, revealing coxsackievirus ties to autoimmunity.

Researchers tie genetic variants to traits linked to exercise-associated collapse among athletes with sickle cell trait, New Scientist reports.

Saturation mutagenesis of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum identified almost 2,700 essential genes during the blood stage of infection.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice today announced the awarding the University of South Florida $423,528 to use DNA technology in the investigation of unidentified children whose bodies were found buried in unmarked graves.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of South Florida will use a $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to partner with Aetna and patient advocates to study how genetic testing for breast cancer risk can impact clinical decisions made by patients and doctors.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of South Florida plans to open a new genomics lab next week that will pursue cardiovascular disease studies and engage the participation of the region's large elderly population in personalized medicine studies.

Applied Biosystems (Life Technologies) has been issued US Patent No. 8,005,628, "Systems and methods for baseline correction using non-linear normalization."
Stephen Gunstream is named as inventor on the patent.

Although the Jackson Laboratory has pulled out, Sarasota Memorial Hospital and USF are continuing preliminary discussions to build a personalized healthcare facility.

BD, Life Technologies, the UK Secretary for the State of Defence, Roche Molecular Systems, and the University of South Florida awarded US patents.

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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.