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Genomics week in brief: Week ending 27th 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:

  • Researchers develop a computational model to study humoral immune memory and uncover two complementary features which confer protection against antigens (PNAS)
  • Research into bacterial transposons shows that selective recruitment of TnsC enhances the fidelity of RNA-guided transposition (Nature)
  • New study shows that long non-coding RNA CHROMR regulates the process of antiviral immunity in humans (PNAS)
  • Multi-omics study reveals the epitranscriptomic landscape of oral squamous cell carcinoma (BMC Genomics)
  • Single-nucleus transcriptomics study reveals the molecular and cellular evolution of the primate dorsolateral pre-frontal cortex (Science)
  • New study elucidates the mechanisms behind DNA recombination via the RuvAB complex (Nature)
  • Researchers have developed “Craspase”, a CRISPR RNA-guided, RNA-activated protease (Science)
  • Multi-omics study reveals a moderate to high genetic overlap between schizophrenia and cadiometabolic traits (BMC Genomics)
  • Genome-wide association study has identified new genes linked to word-reading and ability (PNAS)
  • Genomics study maps the evolutionary history of genetic changes, revealing that animals and fungi evolved under two divergent genomic trajectories that predate the origin of both groups (Nature)
  • New computational biology study suggests that keratinocyte evolution is limited by homeostatic processes (PNAS)
  • Researchers have developed “EnteroBase” which automatically clusters genomic profiles into hierarchical clusters (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B)

In other news:

  • NASA’s Artemis Moon mission is getting ready to launch (Nature)
  • James Webb Space Telescope has found carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of an exoplanet (New Scientist)
  • Smallpox drug Tecovirimat may be a promising treatment for Monkeypox (Scientific American)

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