By Andrea Anderson

This article has been updated from a previous version to include comments from David Goldstein.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists have identified a genetic marker that they said can help predict treatment response in individuals infected with one of the most common hepatitis C virus strains.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.