Wake Forest University Lupus Study Points to Ancestry-Specific Genetic Risk Factors, Treatment Targets Researchers reported shared and distinct genetic contributors to systemic lupus erythematosus in individuals with African or European ancestry. Wake Forest Researchers Learn From Patient Data in Offering Precision Oncology Broadly Premium The researchers found differences in mutational patterns among their African-American patients and that liquid biopsies seem to catch metastases early. Gastric Cancer Mutation Type Linked to Higher Mutational Load, But Better Prognosis An international team of researchers also suggested that MUC16 mutations could identify patients who might benefit from immunotherapy treatment. Wake Forest Precision Oncology Effort Profiles Mutational Spectrum of Understudied Populations Premium Wake Forest researchers are in the midst of an ongoing precision oncology trial to see how NGS-based tumor profiling and liquid biopsy assays can be implemented. NIH Funds $170M Consortium to Study Molecular Effects of Physical Activity The organizations in the consortium will identify, characterize, and catalog human biological molecules affected by physical activity in volunteer biosamples. Breaking News Illumina, Kartos Therapeutics Partner to Develop TP53 Companion Diagnostic Genomic Effects of Radiation From Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Examined in New Studies Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto Finalizes Coverage of Molecular Testing for Organ Transplant Rejection 23andMe Team Sees Genetic, Nongenetic Contributors to COVID-19 Risk in Trans-Ancestry Study Todos Medical Acquires Provista Diagnostics for $7.5M Renalytix AI Lands US Government Contract for Kidney Disease Test The Scan Not Kept "Clean and Sanitary" A Food and Drug Administration inspection uncovered problems with cross contamination at an Emergent BioSolutions facility, the Wall Street Journal reports. Resumption Recommendation Expected The Washington Post reports that US officials are expected to give the go-ahead to resume using Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. Canada's New Budget on Science Science writes that Canada's new budget includes funding for the life sciences, but not as much as hoped for investigator-driven research. Nature Papers Examine Single-Cell, Multi-Omic SARS-CoV-2 Response; Flatfish Sequences; More In Nature this week: single-cell, multi-omics analysis provides insight into COVID-19 pathogenesis, evolution of flatfish, and more.