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At Scientific American, a trio calls on community leaders, scientists, and others to prevent increased racial and economic disparities in science due to pandemic-related school closures.

The company is commercializing a genome-wide sequencing method called MRDetect, developed by researchers at the New York Genome Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. 

In Phase 2 pilots, four healthcare organizations helped HL7 refine its FHIR Genomics specification but  uncovered many remaining hurdles to true interoperability.

The partners are planning to develop and commercialize UroMap, a urine-based gene-expression test for acute cellular rejection in kidney transplant recipients.

Researchers at Mount Sinai, NYU School of Medicine, and Weill Cornell Medicine sequenced hundreds of SARS-CoV-2 genomes from NYC patients for phylogenetic analyses.

In PLOS this week: features of tumor-infiltrating immune cells, regulatory effects of SNPs associated with prostate cancer risk, and more.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.

In PLOS this week: signs of selection on microRNA targets, HPV sequences as markers of cervical cancer, and more.

Unlike the Hi-C chromosome conformation assay, the Pore-C technique reveals information that's lost with short-read sequencing.

Researchers at BostonGene and Weill Cornell Medicine hope their approach may provide a more complete and precise characterization of diffuse large B-cell lymphomas.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.