Biology of Genomes Combined Genomic Analyses Begin to Shed Light on Disease Causality A speaker at this year's Biology of Genomes meeting discussed marrying genomics approaches such as CRISPR and single-cell sequencing to study disease causality. Neanderthal Allele Fragment Size, Mutational Signatures Suggest Shorter European Generations Based on allele fragment sizes and mutational signatures, Europeans may have had shorter generation times than other populations, a Biology of Genomes speaker said. New Tool Described at Biology of Genomes Enables Local Heritability Estimates The Bayesian Estimation of Variants in Regions tool estimates regional heritability using summary statistics from genome-wide association studies. Genetic Variants Can Highlight Possible Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genome-wide association study hits can uncover potential therapies for conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, a Biology of Genomes speaker said. ELSI Panel Dives Into Germline Gene Editing at Biology of Genomes A panel at the Biology of Genomes meeting discussed the ethical, legal, and social ramifications of germline gene editing. May 11, 2018 Hi-C Maps Used to Inexpensively Generate Chromosome-Length Genome Assemblies May 10, 2018 RNA, Chromatin Interaction Mapping Approach Presented at Biology of Genomes May 9, 2018 CRISPR-Based Tool to Identify Functional Genetic Variants Presented at Biology of Genomes Dec 14, 2017 Andreessen Horowitz Launches $450M Bio Fund May 15, 2017 Diseased Microbiome Varies From Condition to Condition May 11, 2017 Researchers Use New Approach to Uncover Variants Affecting Longevity in Humans May 10, 2017 Genomic Autopsies Offer Diagnoses in Study of Perinatal Death Cases Breaking News People in the News at Pacific Biosciences, Metabolon, NeoGenomics, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Tethis, Invitae, PerkinElmer, More In Brief This Week: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bruker, Quantum-Si, BioMérieux, More Luminex Obtains CE Marking for MDx Panel to Detect Flu A/B, RSV, COVID-19 Palmetto Finalizes Positive LCD for Prostate Cancer Risk Tests Gene Expression, Histology Reveal Clues for Targeted Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment The Scan Call for a Different Tack Experts weigh the value of recent experiments testing genetically modified pig kidneys using brain-dead individuals, according to Nature News. Wastewater Warning The New York Times reports that wastewater surveillance in some parts of the US point to a possible surge. Can't Get in the Program Due to the Northern Ireland protocol dispute, the European Union is preventing UK researchers from joining the Horizon Europe research program, the Times of London reports. Science Paper on Spatial-Controlled Genome Editing In Science this week: approach to enable a CRISPR-Cas13a-based system to be used as a cancer therapy.