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Plasmodium vivax parasites that infect humans have highly similar genomes to parasites that infect apes, a finding with possible disease-eradication consequences.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

The UPenn team will collect genetic information from outside patient cohorts, reorganize it in a streamlined process, and provide a database for downstream studies.

In Genome Biology this week: processing and analyzing single-cell transcriptome data, computational strategy for designing CRISRP single guide RNAs, and more.

Isoma, which launched last year, will use the funds to develop and clinically validate a molecular test for stratifying glioblastoma patients.

CRISPR Regulation

In an essay at Foreign Affairs, University of Pennsylvania researchers discuss how to best regulate CRISPR gene editing.

In PNAS this week: population structure in Helicoverpa, AMP-activated protein kinase levels in nicotine-exposed mice, and more.

Chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing showed divergent H4K16ac histone acetylation patterns in brain samples from young, old, and AD-affected individuals.

Researchers are exploring alternative ways to return genetic testing results to grapple with the anticipated increase in testing and see a role for the web.

Using exome sequence and questionnaire data, researchers saw links between motor skills and likely gene disruptive or missense de novo mutations.

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The General Data Protection Regulation has slowed some data sharing with non-European researchers as they find ways to comply with the law, ScienceInsider reports.

A bioethicist from Abertay University uses a utilitarian approach to justify genetically modifying the human germline, the BBC reports.

The US has upgraded its network of public health labs to provide whole-genome sequencing to track antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Quartz reports.

In Science this week: approach to visualize 3D genome structure in single cells, RNA interference knockdown screens to examine genetic origins of beetle horns and insect wings,  and more.