Useless?

In a simulation study in PLoS Biology, Duke University’s David Goldstein and colleagues say that signals seen in genome-wide association studies that appear to come from common variants disease-causing variants may actually be emanating from rare variants. As the New York Times points out, “the association is not exactly spurious — Dr.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.