This Week in PNAS

Researchers with Cornell University and the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research report on a new virus that appears to contribute to Theiler disease, an acute form of hepatitis in horses that's transmitted via blood products. The team performed metatranscriptomic sequencing on blood serum samples from horses involved in a Theiler disease outbreak and on a plasma product given to horses before they became ill.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.