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NEW YORK – New plague genomes dating from around the time of the Black Death have given researchers a glimpse into how the pandemic spread across Europe.

The second plague pandemic began with the Black Death in the middle of the 14th century AD and persisted through the 18th century. Estimates suggest that the outbreak caused the deaths of up to 60 percent of the European population. But where the strain of Yersinia pestis that caused this pandemic originated has been unclear.

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In PLOS this week: transcriptomic and genomic analysis of prostate cancer by ancestry, genes linked to liver function in Korean cohort, and more.

British Columbia is incorporating genomics into its tracking of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Business in Vancouver reports.

An analysis by the Personalized Medicine Coalition finds that about a quarter of new drugs approved in 2019 by the US Food and Drug Administration were personalized medicines.

The governor of New York has proposed a five-year plan to study the genomes of people with or who are at high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Feb
26
Sponsored by
Autogen

This webinar will explain how the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, has transformed its DNA workflows to improve the diagnosis and treatment of genetic illnesses that are prevalent in the pediatric population of its community.

Mar
18
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will discuss data from a recent real-world comparison study evaluating performance of two cell-free DNA methodologies as first-line prenatal screens.

Mar
31
Sponsored by
Isoplexis

This webinar will discuss the application of single-cell proteomics and immune-imaging in adoptive cell therapy (ACT) for cancer.