Disease Connection

Researchers are studying parents of children with the fatal, rare genetic disease Niemann-Pick Type C to try to glean insight into the Ebola virus, which uses the protein encoded by NPC1 — the gene involved in NPC — to enter cells, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more