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In PLOS this week: transcriptome-wide analysis of autism spectrum disorder, diversity of Staphylococcus from infected joint prosthetics, and more.

Some core labs are expecting long waitlists in 2021 as PacBio's HiFi reads draw interest from researchers looking to put together whole genomes.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of coronavirus gene, pathway, and gene signature data; updates to MethHC database; and more.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.

In PNAS this week: role for RTP4 gene in severe malaria, other infections; CRISPR-based approach to alter gene expression; and more.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: statistical tool to track temporal gene expression, effects of transcription factor variants on bacterial regulatory gene networks, and more.

In PNAS this week: genomic analysis of the venomous Hispaniolan solenodon, Epstein-Barr virus amplification in replication compartments, and more.

In Nature this week: catalog of changes associated with gene knockouts in yeast, simultaneous profiling of three-dimensional genome structure and DNA methylation in single cells, and more.

In Genome Research this week: PeCanPIE platform for finding, annotating, and ranking pathogenic variants; commensal Escherichia coli analysis; and more.

Careful With That

Researchers warn that there are finite ancient samples for genetic analysis and argue that policies should be in place to ensure they are studied responsibly.

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According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.

CNN reports that a US Food and Drug Administration document says Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine meets the requirements to receive an Emergency Use Authorization.

Researchers in France are developing a new, fast test for SARS-CoV-2 that initial testing indicates may be highly accurate, the Guardian says.

In Cell this week: analysis of fitness patterns among SARS-CoV-2 isolates, single-cell transcriptome analysis of immune features in COVID-19, and more.