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The companies will work together to develop new next-generation sequencing-based panels for research and diagnostics of inherited diseases.

CNN reports that a new study has found SNP chips do not reliably identify rare variants.

In addition to discussing Twist's liquid biopsy, NGS-based genotyping and SARS-CoV-2 NGS panel, CEO Emily Leproust touted efforts on DNA data storage. 

Multinational nephrology firm Fresenius Medical Care eventually wants as many as 200,000 samples in its registry and aims to sequence 20,000 patients this year.

Two new papers have identified thousands of genetic loci with ties to more than two-dozen blood cell traits in individuals from up to five ancestry groups.

The grant will allow Weill Cornell to study genetic, social, and clinical factors that might explain why COVID-19 disproportionally affects minorities in the US.

A composite polygenic risk score helped cluster individuals by lifespan, though it appeared to be most informative for younger individuals.

Some of the market's most influential voices, including Kári Stefánsson and Linda Avey, believe that consumer genomics is not on the way out but rather experiencing a period of transition.

LGC will be Swift's worldwide partner for amplicon-based targeted sequencing assays for genotyping AgBio samples, including crop species and animals. 

The consortium will gather Nigerians' genomic, phenotypic, and clinical data in six geopolitical regions to study non-communicable and infectious diseases.

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SARS-CoV-2 vaccine developers are evaluating further vaccine doses as well as modified doses to keep up with new viral variants, according to CNN.

The New York Times reports that a new viral variant of concern has been identified in New York City.

In Nature this week: spatiotemporally resolved map of the human cell cycle, folding single-cell RNA sequencing into cancer drug studies, and more.

According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.