UT Southwestern Model of Early Development Researchers have re-programmed cells to act like blastocysts, which may allow scientists to better model early human development, New Scientist reports. Science Papers Examine Role of Autism-Linked Gene in Birds, Genetic Signatures of COVID-19 Outcomes In Science this week: knocking down an autism-linked gene in young birds influences learning new songs, more. PNAS Papers on Codon Usage Effects on Transcription, Endotoxic Shock LncRNA, More In PNAS this week: codon usage effects on transcription in Neurospora, lncRNA involved in innate immunity and endotoxic shock response, and more. Genome Research Papers on Methylome-Transcriptome Analysis, Cavity-Associated Mouth Microbes, More In Genome Research this week: approach to predict gene expression from single-cell DNA methylation profiles, oral microbiome of children with cavities, and more. Science Papers Examine Y Chromosomes of Archaic Humans, Schistosomiasis Therapeutic Targets This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more. Feb 27, 2017 Gene-Editing Startup Exonics Therapeutics Receives $5M From CureDuchenne Ventures Jan 30, 2017 Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Funds $250K CRISPR Grant for UT-Southwestern Jul 14, 2016 U of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Licenses Exosome Tech to Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Jan 18, 2016 UT Southwestern Team Finds ncRNA-Encoded Peptide Involved in Heart Contraction May 26, 2015 CPRIT Awards $5.6M to UT Southwestern Medical Center Bioinformatics Core Facility May 18, 2015 UTSW Medical Center Receives $5M Gift to Create Depression Research Center Aug 14, 2014 Using Genome Editing Approach, Researchers Prevent Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Mouse Model Dec 19, 2013 Genomics in the Journals: Dec 19, 2013 Dec 11, 2013 With $3.2M, DioGenix Planning Prospective Trial Completion in 2014, CLIA Bid for MS Sequencing Test Premium Dec 5, 2013 DioGenix Raises $3.2M to Support Multiple Sclerosis Test Development Oct 8, 2013 Study Links Two Gene Variants, One Pathway to Eating Disorder Risk Jan 28, 2013 MolecularMD Licenses LKB1 Marker for Lung Cancer Assay Development Jan 2, 2013 With $1.5M in New Financing, DioGenix Starts Prospective Trial of Targeted Sequencing-based MS Test Premium Nov 8, 2011 Texas Grants Fund Cancer Sequencing, 'Omics Projects Sep 8, 2011 Miragen, UT Southwestern Show miR-208 Inhibition Improves Survival in Rodent Heart-Failure Models Premium Jul 28, 2011 Miragen, UT Southwestern Team Publishes Data Linking miR-15 to Cardiomyogenesis Premium Sep 17, 2010 TARC Team Uses RBM's DiscoveryMAP Platform to Develop Alzheimer's Protein-Biomarker Test Premium Mar 10, 2010 WaferGen Names Early-Access Customers for SmartChip Mar 10, 2010 Wafergen Names Early-Access Customers, Gets CE Mark for SmartChip PCR System Premium Apr 29, 2009 People Transfer: Apr 29, 2009 Premium Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.