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In Futurism, Kristin Houser outlines an approach for mapping the 3D structure of the human genome.

Using "tyramide signal amplification sequencing," or TSA-Seq, she explains, a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign-led team mapped chromosomal distances from nuclear structures known as "nuclear speckles" in leukemia cells — work they reported in the Journal of Cell Biology yesterday.

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The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.