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The integration on the Microsoft Azure cloud is helping Kaiser make its vast genomics dataset available to a wider pool of researchers.

Researchers studied the genetic structure of Viking Age Scandinavian populations, along with migrations and the adoption of Viking culture by non-Scandinavians.

In PNAS this week: genetic diversity of SARS-CoV-2 indicates neutral evolution, portable RT-LAMP method to detect SARS-CoV-2, and more.

The study, which sequenced the genomes of 50 Nilo-Saharan speakers, also uncovered signs of selective sweeps that could represent environmental adaptations.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.

In PLOS this week: method to detect SARS-CoV-2 directly from swabs, gene expression patterns in Kaposi's sarcoma, and more.

In the next round of the eMERGE program, NIH is supporting development of methodologies for integrating genotypic and phenotypic risk scoring into clinical care. 

In Genome Biology this week: analysis of B cells that interact with non-small cell lung cancer tumors, population genomic analysis of Eubacterium rectale, and more.

Investigators identified an inbred individual who appeared to be part of a high-status group buried in lavish tombs during the Neolithic period.

Some population-specific structural variation was shared with archaic human groups, suggesting they arose through long-ago introgression.

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The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.