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In PNAS this week: biogeography of the mouth microbiome, ancestry of present-day populations in India, and more.

Starting from sequence and SNP data for hundreds of thousands of unselected individuals, researchers estimated penetrance for variants in the prion protein gene.

Some customers have already been able to access the low-cost, low-plex genotyping solution as a service since Affy acquired Eureka last year.

Questions about the ethics of alerting people to their cancer risk without their consent have frustrated DeCode Genetics' vision of using genetics to improve public health.

Researchers retraced the effects of historical migrations and admixture events on the genomes of admixed Latinos in South America today. 

Researchers report in Nature this week that farming led to genomic adaptations in humans.

Following variant discovery by next-generation sequencing, Illumina will design a custom SNP array for the project.

Interviews with some of the leading academics in the field of crop research revealed a preference for NGS and genotyping-by-sequencing, in particular.

The three-year deal includes more than 100,000 pre-designed assays for public domain human SNPs.

Under the agreement, customers will be able to purchase GeneSeek Genomic Profiler SNP arrays from Illumina, initially for genotyping cattle, pigs, and horses.

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A small, early-stage trial of a combination therapy for brain cancer reports favorable responses in two patients, according to the Guardian.

Nature News writes that viral genomic surveillance in the US faces systemic issues.

President Joe Biden is seeking an increase in federal spending, including higher budgets for the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In PLOS this week: sex-stratified genome-wide association study of chronic pain, sequencing data from Indigenous Mexican groups, and more.