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The GWAS of more than 200,000 Japanese individuals across 42 diseases identified 25 novel loci shared between Japanese and European populations.

In Science this week: mass spectrometric analysis of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, and more.

Alcohol use in combination with ALDH2 mutations or germline changes in the CDH1 gene corresponded to a subset of diffuse-type gastric cancer cases in East Asian individuals.

In PLOS this week: genomic epidemiological features of dengue virus in Guangdong, analysis of ancient plaque give insight into past diets, and more.

By participating in the project, the company, located in Tokyo, hopes to improve its cloud-based data management services while winning over new customers.

A Japanese researcher may soon be developing rat and mouse embryos with human cells as part of a plan to eventually develop organs for transplants, according to Nature News.

The teams used different sequencing approaches — one using long reads and the other short reads — to uncover repeat expansions in people with a rare disease.

Maybe Not to Eat…

Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Starting Up Again

ScienceInsider reports that some risky flu studies that came to a halt a few years back may soon resume.

Several of the novel variants the researchers identified are more common among individuals of Japanese ancestry than of European background.

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The Los Angeles Times reports that experts say Moderna's investigational COVID-19 vaccine results seem to be a step in the right direction, but that more testing is needed.

The Washington Post reports a new coronavirus data reporting protocol goes around the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Trump Administration has reversed its policy that could have stripped international students of their visas, the New York Times says.

In Cell this week: proteomic and metabolomic analysis of blood from COVID-19 patients, change in phosphorylation with infection, and more.