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Metagenomics can help researchers and clinicians uncover sources of infectious disease and discern whether pathogens are resistant to antimicrobials.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Two new papers identified mutations in Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici avirulence genes AvrSr35 and AvrSr50 that avoid detection by wheat resistance proteins. 

Living DNA and its partners are aiming to create a detailed genetic map of the world based on people's DNA.

An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Investigators identified changes in methylation at neurobiology-related genes when comparing blood methylation in twin pairs discordant for ALS.

The Irish Times looks into whether everyone benefits the same from advice to exercise and eat right.

Researchers find that energy drinks could be dangerous for patients with familial long QT syndrome, according to Live Science.

A genomic analysis of melanoma subtypes affecting the skin, mucosal tissues, and hands or feet found a range of mutations and structural changes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Officials in Australia today launched a two-year, A$5.5 million (US$5.7 million) initiative to identify the common genetic mutations that cause melanoma.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Russia's announcement of a coronavirus vaccine approval was met with concern as safety testing has not yet been completed.

New Scientist writes there aren't much data available on the accuracy of the two rapid COVID-19 tests the UK plans to roll out.

In PNAS this week: downstream effect of oncoprotein fusion, epigenetic changes influence tRNAs in colon cancer, and more.

Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.