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In this week's Nature, University of Oxford-led researchers report the use of low-coverage whole-genome sequencing to identify two genetic variants associated with major depressive disorder. With broader studies failing to find robustly replicated variants associated with the condition, the investigators narrowed their sample pool to roughly 5,300 Han Chinese women with major depressive disorder.

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Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.

Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.

In Science this week: Genetic Probability tool identifies likely diagnoses in 45 percent of inflammatory arthritis cases, and more.