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Seven Bridges Graf Population Solution

Seven Bridges has introduced Graf Population Solution, a collection of workflows, services, and graph references that faciliate large-scale population genomics studies. The product, which supplements the company's existing Graf Germline Variant Detection workflow and Pan-Genome Reference offerings, features a next-generation sequencing analysis pipeline and graph references for five major racial groups to provide more diverse and accurate read alignment and variant discovery than is available with standard Eurocentric reference genomes.

The Scan

Latent HIV Found in White Blood Cells of Individuals on Long-Term Treatments

Researchers in Nature Microbiology find HIV genetic material in monocyte white blood cells and in macrophages that differentiated from them in individuals on HIV-suppressive treatment.

Seagull Microbiome Altered by Microplastic Exposure

The overall diversity and the composition at gut microbiome sites appear to coincide with microplastic exposure and ingestion in two wild bird species, according to a new Nature Ecology and Evolution study.

Study Traces Bladder Cancer Risk Contributors in Organ Transplant Recipients

In eLife, genome and transcriptome sequencing reveal mutation signatures, recurrent somatic mutations, and risky virus sequences in bladder cancers occurring in transplant recipients.

Genes Linked to White-Tailed Jackrabbits' Winter Coat Color Change

Climate change, the researchers noted in Science, may lead to camouflage mismatch and increase predation of white-tailed jackrabbits.