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The SIGMA Type 2 Diabetes Consortium sifted through the genotypes of 3,848 Mexicans and Latin Americans with type 2 diabetes and 4,366 controls to find a novel variant in the SLC16A11 gene that is linked with type 2 diabetes disease risk. SLC16A11, the researchers note in Nature, is expressed in hepatic cells and seems to be involved in lipid metabolism.

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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.