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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia said last week that they can diagnose rare, monogenic diseases more than half the time using whole-genome sequencing.

According to Mark Cowley, who presented the work at the Biology of Genomes meeting at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory last week, this diagnostic rate is much better that the 25 percent rate typically observed with whole-exome sequencing.

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According to CNBC, Pfizer has announced that its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine data won't be ready this week.

A number of United Nations agencies push for scientific findings to be made accessible through open science.

Paris-Saclay University garners international regard following a decade-long effort to establish the new research university, Nature News reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database to house IndiGen sequencing data, database of SARS-CoV-2 docking scores, and more.

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