NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Inherited genetic variants — including some found at variable frequencies in different human populations — can significantly bump up an individual's risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according to a multi-population genome-wide association study out last night in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

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The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

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