WGS for the Win

Using whole-genome sequencing, researchers at the Duke University School of Medicine have identified the cause of metachondromatosis, a Mendelian disease which leads to bony growths, typically on the hands and feet.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.