gene drive CSIRO Develops Software to Detect Foreign DNA Without Reference Genomes Premium The INSIDER algorithm, which grew out of SARS-CoV-2 variant research, looks for shifts in k-mer signatures to streamline the search for novel genomic patterns. Science Papers Present Updated Rhesus Macaque Genome Assembly, Responsible Use of Gene Drive Technology In Science this week: updated reference genome assembly for the rhesus macaque, and more. FNIH Panel on Gene Drive Regulation Emphasizes Need for Local Community Engagement Premium Researchers are hoping to make the technology a success for the environment and human health while avoiding the biases that resulted from the debate over GMOs. PNAS Papers on EHEC Adaptations, Malaria Mosquito Gene Drive, Antarctic Invertebrates In PNAS this week: genomic features of certain enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli strains, gene drive to modify malaria mosquitoes, and more. Pushback on Mosquito Paper A new paper says an effort to introduce gene drives into mosquitos altered the genetic makeup of the local mosquitos, but the company behind the project says the paper is flawed. Jul 5, 2018 Tightly Controllable Cas9 Genome Editor Could be Useful for Gene Drive Regulation Breaking News Analysis Finds Sibling Cascade Testing Could Be Cost Effective in Pediatric Cancer Armonica Technologies Closes $2M Series B Financing Round Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests; California Cancer Testing Law; More In Brief This Week: The Jackson Laboratory, CareDx, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Grail, Foundation Medicine, Personalis, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: NanoString, Sophia Genetics, EliTech, Lybe Scientific, More The Scan J&J Booster Support A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times. To Keep the Cases Moving The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases. NAS Expels Archaeologist Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences. PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.