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Genomics week in brief: Week ending 13th August

Check out the latest Genomics Week in Brief – full of intriguing news and research from the genomics space!

Top stories from the past week:

  • A novel phylogenomic method of analysis has revealed the COVID-19 recombination landscape (Nature)
  • A new study has identified Truncated FGFR2 as an oncogene in multiple cancers and therapeutic target (Nature)
  • ProbeTools is a new bioinformatic tool for targeted genomic sequencing of viruses (BMC Genomics)
  • A new study shows that CRISPR-Cas9 mediated deletion of retroelement Lx9 results in a severe and lethal immune response to viral infection (Nature)
  • Loss of function mutations in SP140 shown to be associated with Crohn’s disease (Cell)
  • New study has identified a monocyte-leptin-angiogenesis pathway that is critical for tissue repair after infection (Nature)
  • New open-source machine learning algorithm automatically identifies focal cortical dysplasias from MRI for epilepsy detection (Brain)
  • Multi-omics study reveals changes and modifications in RNA m6A methylation in cardiac hypertrophy (BMC Genomics)
  • Canadian National Vaccine Safety study shows that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are safe during pregnancy (The Lancet)
  • Single-cell and spatial transcriptomics study shows that pyramidal neuron subtype regulates the cell-state of microglia in the neocortex (Nature)
  • New epigenetic study on pig immune cells reveals new regulatory elements associated with cell-specific gene expression (BMC Genomics)

In other news:

  • Nuclear fusion ignition confirmed for the first time (New Scientist)
  • New “Langya” virus identified in China (Nature)
  • New “Centaurus” COVID-19 variant is rising fast in India (Nature)

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