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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, an international team led by investigators at the National Institute on Aging presented findings from a meta-analysis of Parkinson's disease genome-wi

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Using somatic base substitutions as a guide, researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre and elsewhere developed a method to trace the lineages of individual cells back to the earliest divisions of the fertilized egg.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of genome sequencing studies published online yesterday in Nature Genetics is providing insights into the biology of parasitic whipworms, interactions with their hosts, and potential applications for treating inflammatory disease.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Members of the International Glossina Genome Initiative have sequenced and started characterizing the genome of the tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans — an insect best known for transmitting the trypanosome parasite behind sleeping sickness in humans and a rel

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, a French- and German-led team described findings from an exome sequencing analysis of epileptic encephalopathy that turned up de novo mutation

SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb News) — Researchers are beginning to trace mutations present in tumors back to the processes that formed them.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Through exome sequencing and functional assays, researchers led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's Matthew Hurles uncovered rare variants linked to congenital heart defects in humans.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of Nature Genetics studies described mutations in a telomere-related gene called protection of telomerase 1 (POT1) that are associated with higher-than-usual risk of melanoma skin cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In an effort to address the high failure rate of drug candidates in clinical studies, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the European Bioinformatics Institute, and GlaxoSmithKline have partnered to create a new center that will use genomics and big data technologies

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two forms of a rare subgroup of acute lymphoblastic leukemia form through chromothripsis, or catastrophic chromosome shattering, researchers from the Wellcome Trust S

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Los Angeles brought and settled a civil enforcement action against the makers of an at-home test for SARS-CoV-2, NPR reports. 

The Guardian reports that Cancer Research UK is cutting its research funding by £44 million.

Technology Review examines factors affecting SARS-CoV-2 testing turnaround times.

In PNAS this week: mapping of ancient human migrations in Europe, recurrent gene fusion in breast cancer, and more.