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The study aims to enroll 20,000 existing Biobank participants, as well as their adult children and grandchildren, from England, Scotland, and Wales.

For the Accelerator

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is putting $25 million toward COVID-19 treatment research, according to the Verge.

A nationwide, multi-agency effort to sequence the virus causing COVID-19 is a logistical nightmare, but experts say the UK is well situated to succeed.

The consortium, which spans more than a dozen UK cities, will sequence patient samples to understand the spread and evolution of the novel coronavirus.

Stress and Bullying

A survey commissioned by the Wellcome Trust finds high levels of bullying and harassment in research, the Guardian reports.

The ongoing effort — called Your DNA, Your Say — based its results on responses from nearly 9,000 people from the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.

The project is funded with £50 million from the UK government, £50 million from the Wellcome Trust, and £100 million from four pharmaceutical firms.

The Wellcome Trust has granted the University of Dundee five more years of support to help bioinformaticians develop a web-compatible JavaScript version of the software.

The researchers created a resource of cancer dependencies and developed a framework to prioritize existing cancer drug targets and suggest new ones.

The researchers studied edits generated by more than 40,000 gRNAs and gathered data for more than 109 mutational outcomes to create the software.

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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.