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The project represents the UK portion of a broader initiative to sequence the genomes of all 1.5 million known animals, plants, protozoa, and fungi.
The dispute regarding the Wellcome Sanger Institute's use of DNA samples from African individuals could weaken trust between researchers and African populations, Science writes.
B-cell receptor sequencing revealed lower-than-usual memory immune cell activity and more in unvaccinated children after measles virus infection.
Researchers documented population structure, ancestry patterns, trait associations, and more with variants found in the genomes of more than 6,400 Ugandans.
Although normal tissues with somatic mutations did not necessarily progress to cancer, researchers saw a jump in mutational burden in samples associated with cancer or cirrhosis.
A South African university has told the Wellcome Sanger Institute to return DNA samples it has from indigenous African communities, The Times reports.
Thousands of parent-child exomes helped researchers identify apparently causative mobile element insertions in a handful of children with developmental disorders.
Congenica has also integrated the Wellcome Sanger Institute's DECIPHER web-based genomic variant database into its clinical decision support product.
Researchers from Wellcome Sanger Institute and elsewhere found that the immune landscape of the kidney is zoned to counter dominant immunological challenges.
Using 350 human genomes from different populations, the two centers plan to develop a multi-genome reference sequence that is as complete as possible.
Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.
Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.
According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.
In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.