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Study subjects of both sexes who had low germline mutation rates lived nearly five years longer than individuals with high mutation rates.

Launched in 2016 by researchers in Utah, the firm recently published a genome-wide signature that predicts survival of glioblastoma patients. 

From a Tweet

Nature News reports that some geneticists are concerned that they only learned from a colleague's tweet that they might have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2.

For Quick Diagnoses

The Deseret News reports that a rapid DNA sequencing project to diagnose sick infants has begun in Utah.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.

This superarchaic hominin population split from other humans about 2 million years ago and interbred with the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovans about 700,000 years ago.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline for genotyping Alu retrotransposon mobile element insertions, previously undocumented non-coding RNAs, and more.

The All of Us program aims to enroll 1 million Americans willing to donate biological samples and share a variety of genetic and health data.

Having a distant relative with Alzheimer's disease may increase an individual's risk of developing the according to the Telegraph.

Four awardees will use Intermountain's NGS One Genomic Services for projects that focus on precision medicine, clinical, and translational research.

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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.