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An international team led by investigators in Germany and the US describe the transcription factor binding-based scheme they established for evaluating loci linked to type 2 diabetes risk. In their Cell study, the researchers demonstrated that this integrative computational strategy — which takes into account transcription factor binding site phylogeny and conservation in multiple species — can track down type 2 diabetes-associated variants with mechanistic ties to the disease.

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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.