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Investigators are searching for non-invasive biomarkers of rejection and earlier stage graft injury in children and adults who have received kidney transplants.

In PNAS this week: genetic diversity of the people of Madagascar, loss-of-function mutations linked to respiratory infection severity, and more.

The presence of these variants also suggested a role for microglia in the development of late-onset Alzheimer's disease, the researchers said.

Mutations in the WDR26 gene appear to contribute to a condition marked by intellectual disability, facial dysmorphism, and movement problems.

Two new studies have delivered a multitude of new markers linked to testicular cancer, as well as a better understanding of the genetic architecture of the disease.

Microbial Influence

Researchers have found a link between the microbiome and certain brain malformations, according to the New York Times.

The firm will use machine learning and bioinformatics, and will generate new genomic data to help improve and personalize treatment of BRCA mutation carriers.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.

Eleven new studies from the NHLBI NextGen Consortium show different uses for iPSCs to study polygenetic diseases across various systems in the human body.

With new research and commercial test launches, clincians anticipate exciting new tools but judging quality and utility has become challenging.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is working with California's health department to sequence viral samples from COVID-19 patients to trace viral introductions, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Despite differences in their migration habits, eastern and western monarch butterflies are genetically similar, according to a study in Molecular Ecology.

The UK is implementing COVID-19 testing with a 90-minute turnaround time.

In PLOS this week: identification of fungal species in subcutaneous infections, sequencing of Campylobacter found in raw meat from retail stores, and more.