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Genomics week in brief: Week ending 2nd October

Your weekly summary of some of the latest news and research across the genomics space!

Top stories from the past week

  • A team has profiled in unprecedented detail thousands of individual cells sampled from patients’ brain tumours. (Chaligne et al, 2021)
  • A recent study has demonstrated that 78-92% of lung cancers in never-smokers may be treated with FDA-approved drugs. (Devarakonda et al, 2021)
  • Researchers have determined how a genetic mutation found in mice and monkeys can interfere with viruses such as HIV and Ebola. (Rheinemann et al, 2021)
  • New research has found that toxic DNA build-up in the eyes can drive blinding macular degeneration. (Fukuda et al, 2021)
  • Scientists have described a previously unknown genetic condition that affects children and have also found a potential method to prevent it during pregnancy. (Chai et al, 2021)
  • Researchers have identified several genes within certain corals and their symbiotic algae that play a role in their response to heat stress. (Avila-Magaña et al, 2021)
  • Wyss Institute researchers have created an integrated pipeline, STAMPSCreen, that can help streamline genetic studies in mammalian cells. (Kramme et al, 2021)
  • Researchers have been able to simultaneously detect two types of microRNA modifications through sequencing single RNA molecules. (Ohshiro et al, 2021)
  • MIT engineers have developed a technique that allows them to measure the generation rate of circulating tumour cells in mice. (Hamza et al, 2021)
  • A new study has shown that supercoiling and looping can transmit mechanical stress along the DNA backbone. (Fogg et al, 2021)
  • Using synthetic biology, scientists have developed and demonstrated the key components of an expanded genetic code system. (DeBenedictis et al, 2021)

In other news

  • Genome Research has published a special issue highlighting the novel advances and insights in single-cell genomics. (Genome Research, 2021)
  • Eagle Genomics and the Earlham Institute have announced their new partnership which is focused on providing critical tools required to analyse, explore and exploit complex microbiome data. (Earlham Institute, 2021)
  • The University of Arizona has been awarded a five-year $60 million grant from the NIH to create and lead a Precision Aging Network. (UArizona, 2021)

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