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Nuclear and mitochondrial genome sequences from 120,000-year-old Neanderthal remains from Germany and Belgium revealed genetic ties to more recent Neanderthal populations.

During an NIH meeting, researchers from four newborn sequencing research projects discussed results of their studies and future implications.   

A New York Genome Consortium-led team plans retrospective and prospective analyses on very rare cancers in the hopes of improving treatment options available for patients.

Consenting participants will have their deidentified sequence data used for research and will also have the chance to learn if they have clinically actionable results.

The partners are both "investing heavily" in the study and will have access to the data and to new technologies and interventions.

In a pilot study, EMD Serono will have the genomes of lung cancer patients sequenced for research but participants will also gain access to their genomic data.

Cancer Moonshot-funded teams are profiling pre-cancers in an effort to establish targeted treatment, detection, and prevention methods that can be applied before cancers form.

Despite the diversity detected in Group A Streptococcus strains from more than 20 countries, investigators narrowed in on broadly shared sequences with relatively low variation.

With deep learning, researchers profiled de novo noncoding variants in individuals with ASD from nearly 1,800 families, identifying regulatory factors and related pathways.

Researchers identified 34 known and 30 new Leptospira species by sequencing dozens of isolates from soil and water samples in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania.

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The US Patent and Trademark Office is opening another interference proceeding in the CRISPR patent fight.

There's increasing genetic evidence that a number of ancient hominins may have contributed to the human gene pool, according to Discover's The Crux blog.

The Japan News writes that Japan needs to seize the opportunity to ensure that a wide number of people benefit from personalized cancer treatments.

In Cell this week: messenger RNA expression and translation, RNA localization atlas, and more.