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The university will pilot a summer elective course on genetics that includes several precautionary measures to ensure that students don't feel coerced to participate. The incorporation of this course as a permanent program will depend on the success of this pilot, the university said.

A pair of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has characterized human-specific long interspersed element-1 family retrotransposon insertion sites in germ cell DNA from dozens of individuals.

The awards will support projects investigating the roles the small, non-coding RNAs play in cancer and asthma.

The institute, which is part of the University of Pennsylvania, expects to spend around $5 million over the next three years to establish three new focal areas of research.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and elsewhere used a genome-wide association study of post-mortem patient tissues to find genetic variants linked to frontotemporal lobar degeneration.

An international research team is using genotyping to study population structure, migration patterns, and ancestry in West African and African American populations.

The schools will use the NIAID grant to expand the Eukaryotic Pathogen Genome Database Resource for five years.

Using a small interfering RNA screen, an American research team has identified biological pathways that interact with — and apparently regulate — the circadian clock in a human cell line.

Unlike other CNV databases, the CHOP resource contains only data from healthy individuals who were screened with a single microarray platform. Because of this, researchers can use CHOP's data as controls in their search for pathogenic variants, its developers said.

With the ultimate goal of genotyping 100,000 individuals and following them over time, the Center for Applied Genomics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia hopes to use its database not only to better inform its own research, but to make eventually all its data available to the public.

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A new analysis suggests warming, not the arrival of humans, led to the extinction of the woolly rhinoceros thousands of years ago, the Economist reports.

Chinese health officials uncovered SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA on imported frozen food, but the New York Times reports catching COVID-19 that way would be unlikely.

The UK has ordered 60 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Novavax and 30 million doses from Janssen, according to the Guardian.

In Science this week: machine learning model predicts whether ion channel mutations will cause disease, and more.