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In PLOS this week: method that combines genetic and lab test results from EHRs, leptospirosis microtranscriptome profiles, and more.

Results of three studies, which had overlapping findings, were presented at the American Society of Human Genetics 2020 virtual meeting on Wednesday.

The new CompStor Insight combines hardware and software in one plug-and-play package and complements the vendor's Novos DNA assembly tool.

In Science this week: honey bees recognize colony mates by their gut microbiomes, and more.

Researchers identified one germline variant near TET2 that appears to be specific to individuals of African ancestry.

Researchers have linked three common gene variants to severe COVID-19 risk, Science reports.

The genome-wide association study, conducted by a DeCode Genetics-led team, further uncovered variants influencing the perception of licorice and cinnamon smells.

Researchers reported shared and distinct genetic contributors to systemic lupus erythematosus in individuals with African or European ancestry.

Researchers found ancestry-specific risk variants and developed a better polygenic risk score based on a GWAS and subsequent meta-analysis.

The study, involving almost 1.8 million individuals, further found only modest overlap between the genetic underpinnings of left-handedness and ambidexterity.


Politico reports that the NYPD DNA database has grown since it announced it would be removing profiles from it.

Forbes reports that a structural biology lab at Oxford University studying the coronavirus was hacked.

Science reports that a Dutch research funding agency is combating a ransomware attack.

In Science this week: set of 64 haplotype assemblies from 32 individuals, and more.