By Monica Heger

This article has been modified to indicate that the sequencing method described was co-developed at the University of Utah and Washington University.

Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples have proven to be a vexing source of clinical specimens for genetic analysis. While abundant samples exist, particularly from tumors, DNA from FFPE tissue tends to be degraded and can be tricky to sequence, compared to DNA from fresh tissue.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.

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28
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