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Investigators reported that methylation profiling could distinguish brain cancer subtypes and could detect kidney cancer with striking sensitivity in early experiments.

Blood-Sucking Genome

The draft European medicinal leech genome reveals more than a dozen putative anticoagulants.

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of agronomic traits in sugarcane, breastfeeding can modulate body-mass index among individuals at genetic risk of obesity, and more.

New analyses indicate female researchers are publishing less during the coronavirus pandemic than male researchers, according to Nature News.

The study suggests that pediatric low-grade gliomas driven by genetic rearrangements tend to be diagnosed earlier and have better outcomes than those driven by SNVs.

The protein-protein interactions tallied in the project are expected to inform future studies of biology and disease in various tissue and cell types.

In Nature this week:  three-dimensional assay to visualize transposase-accessible chromatin, computational tool that uses variant information to map cells to clone of origin, and more.

The screen, which multiplexes Cas9 and Cas12a, could be used for functional analysis of large genomic regions in mammalian cells, the researchers said.

Genes influencing NOTCH pathway activity were linked to head and neck squamous cell carcinoma with a mouse screen centered on genes with long tail mutations in human cases.

Members of a large, international consortium tapped into whole-genome sequences from nearly 2,700 tumors to explore coding and non-coding variants contributing to cancer.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.