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HOUSTON – A team led by researchers at the Broad Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital has identified new genes involved in schizophrenia by analyzing the exomes of almost 25,000 schizophrenia cases and 100,000 unaffected controls.

Last night at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting, TJ Singh, a postdoc at the Broad's Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research and at MGH, presented initial results from the project, called Schizophrenia Exome Sequencing Meta-Analysis Consortium, or SCHEMA.

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Kelvin Droegemeier, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is the new acting director of the US National Science Foundation.

An opinion piece at the Guardian discusses the state of SARS-CoV-2 testing in the UK.

Wired reports the University of California, Berkeley's Innovative Genomics Institute has transformed itself into a diagnostic lab to run SARS-CoV-2 tests.

In Nature this week: direct-capture Perturb-seq approach for combinatorial single-cell CRISPR screens, potential uses of genome-editing in breeding crops, and more.

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