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The Washington Post reports on efforts to study human stem cells in microgravity.

A new study suggests syphilis may have been circulating in Europe before Columbus returned from the Americas, Science reports.

In PLOS this week: FANCJ mutations linked to increased sensitivity to certain drugs, host genetic factors influence wound microbiomes, and more.

In PLOS this week: sequencing-based way to uncover drug resistance in tuberculosis bacteria, genetic population structure of mosquito vectors, and more.

Researchers used Fluidigm's Hyperion Imaging System to quantify 35 protein biomarkers and examine the phenotypes and organization of single cells within breast tumors.

The project is part of the Human Cell Atlas, an international effort to build reference maps of all human cell types using single-cell analysis.

The Washington Post writes that humans may have contributed to the extinction of cave bears some 20,000 years ago.

In Cell this week: DNA-based survey of marine virus genomes,  single-cell atlas of tumor proteomic profiles, and more.

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The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Genome Biology this week: study of selection in orangutan populations, eQTLs in developing human brain, and more.

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Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.