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FDNA Face2Gene Research Application

FDNA has launched Face2Gene Research, an application that uses facial analysis, deep learning, and artificial intelligence to analyze patient cohorts to make clinical genomic discoveries. The application allows clinicians to de-identify medical data from their patients to discover syndrome phenotypes; compare phenotypes, genes, and gestalts among multiple cohorts; compare syndrome or gene cohorts to a normal population; expand data collection; and offer collaboration opportunities.

The Scan

Highly Similar

Researchers have uncovered bat viruses that are highly similar to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Gain of Oversight

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden Administration is considering greater oversight of gain-of-function research.

Lasker for mRNA Vaccine Work

The Scientist reports that researchers whose work enabled the development of mRNA-based vaccines are among this year's Lasker Award winners

PLOS Papers on Causal Variant Mapping, Ancient Salmonella, ALK Fusion Test for NSCLC

In PLOS this week: MsCAVIAR approach to map causal variants, analysis of ancient Salmonella, and more.