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A pilot study has identified potentially disease-causing mutations in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors that were transferred to unrelated transplant recipients, suggesting that such mutations are more common in people under 50 years of age than previously thought. A team led by scientists from Washington University School of Medicine performed error-corrected sequencing on 125 blood and marrow samples from 25 matched unrelated donors and recipients.

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The National Health Service is to offer Novartis's Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy later this year, according to the Guardian.

Nature News reports the US National Institutes of Health is investing in studies of the long-term effects of COVID-19.

Taiwan is to launch a pilot program offering genetic testing to cancer patients, the Taipei Times reports.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to protection against tuberculosis, identification of loci associated with increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the aerodigestive tract, and more.

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In this webinar, Felix J. Hartmann of Stanford University will describe an approach that characterizes the metabolic regulome of individual cells together with their phenotypic identity.