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Two teams sequenced the genomes of 20 individuals who lived in Iron Age, Roman-era, or Anglo-Saxon Britain to examine the population history of the region.

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As its endowment is doing well, the Wellcome Trust plans to increase its spending.

A chromosome 4 locus near glycophorin-coding genes appears to decrease the risk of severe malaria in African children, particularly those from East Africa.

In Nature this week: UK10K project data enables study of novel variants, and more.

A group of organizations in the UK say that there needs to be discussions about the use of technologies such as CRISPR/Cas-9 for human germline editing.

A Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute-led team has characterized the subclonal diversity of some 50 breast cancers, gaining insight into the disease's evolution.

The HealthSeq project followed 35 individuals after whole-genome sequencing while the survey tracked responses from 7,000 hypothetical study participants.

Researchers used Thermo Fisher's Ion Torrent technology to generate the data, which will allow researchers to monitor the evolution of the pathogen in real time.

The system uses off-the-shelf laboratory components and currently runs an Ebola assay based on isothermal amplification chemistry from Alere subsidiary TwistDx.

Under the terms of the agreement, OGT will be able to use data from the developmental disorders studies to develop new arrays

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According to Science, the US National Academy of Sciences is poised to eject two members accused of sexual harassment.

A UK study on mixing SARS-CoV-2 vaccines is expanding to include vaccines developed by additional companies, according to the Guardian.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: machine learning approach to detect DNA-bound proteins, CRISPR-based method for activating specific gene targets, and more.

The FDA and CDC call for a pause in administering Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine while reports of rare blood clots are looked into, reports the Wall Street Journal.