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This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: sequencing to understand medulloblastoma metastases, genome and transcriptome implicates TAP1 in X-linked Dystonia-Parkinsonism, and more.

Researchers discovered thousands of candidate functional elements by searching diverse mammalian genomes for regions of accelerated evolution within highly conserved sites.

Researchers found rare mutations in USP45 and ARID1A by applying a shared genomic segment mapping approach to several large multiple myeloma-affected families.

Some Guarded Hope

The Deseret News reports that families with children with rare genetic diseases are cautiously optimistic about CRISPR-based gene editing as a treatment.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: a genomics search engine, and more.

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

Results from a randomized clinical trial known as GIFT suggest that genotype-guided warfarin dosing is linked to fewer adverse events than clinical dosing.

The Washington State University and the University of Utah researchers said epigenetic variation may contribute to environmental adaptation in the birds.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: allele-sharing patterns of ancient hominins, protein-inactivating changes among lab mice, and more.

Researchers found that about 17 percent of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients harbor at least one deleterious rare variant or repeat expansion.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.

CNBC reports that there are thousands of genetic tests available for consumers to chose between.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of ducks, whole-genome doubling among tumor samples, and more.