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Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants Highlights Natural Variation, Gene Function

Regeneron Genetics Center researchers and their colleagues identified a number of protective gene-trait associations from the UK Biobank dataset.

Cystic Fibrosis Sinus Infections Involve Microbes With Shifting Evolution Patterns

While early-stage Pseudomonas aeruginosa sinus infections were marked by selection for aggregating forms of the bug, genetic drift and genome degradation arose later in infection.

BridGene BioSciences Develops Chemoproteomic Platform for Drug, Target Discovery

The IMTAC discovery platform is at the center of BridGene's efforts to identify new drugs and new targets for current drugs.

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.

Molecular Assemblies Wins $256K NIH Phase I SBIR Grant to Develop Enzymatic DNA Synthesis

The San Diego-based firm said the funding will help it develop three key steps in its chemistry: incorporation of nucleotides, deblocking, and cleanup.

Vibrent Health, VCU Partner to Offer Twin Research Platform

Vibrent has developed a digital research platform allowing individual investigators and other twin registries to collaborate on longitudinal studies.

Castle Biosciences Acquires Cernostics for up to $80M

Cernostics specializes in spatial biology and artificial intelligence-driven image analysis of tissue biopsies.

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Inivata Partner on Clinical Liquid Biopsy Studies

Inivata's InVisionFirst-Lung and RaDaR assays will support studies of the use of liquid biopsies in early and minimal residual disease detection.

De Novo Mutations Linked to Male Infertility in Trio Exome Sequencing Study

At the ASHG annual meeting this week, a Newcastle University researcher described efforts to find de novo mutations behind oligozoospermia or azoospermia.

FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Lighthouse Lab Services SARS-CoV-2 PCR Test

The RT-PCR-based CovidNow SARS-CoV-2 test may be used with upper respiratory specimens, as well as self-collected anterior nasal specimens.

BTIG Initiates Coverage of Cue Health With Buy Rating

The investment bank said the company is well positioned to take shares from reference labs and other point-of-care testing companies.