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The largest known collection of human genetic variants is reported in Nature this week, with applications of the resource described in a series of papers in Nature, Nature Communications, and Nature Medicine. To build the Genome Aggregation Database, or gnomAD, a team led by Broad Institute scientists aggregated 125,748 exomes and 15,708 genomes from human sequencing studies.

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NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.