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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Coronary artery disease may persist in the human population because the genes that contribute to the disease also influence reproductive success.

Coronary artery disease has long plagued human populations — atherosclerosis has been found among Egyptian mummies — leading scientists to wonder why natural selection hasn't removed the responsible gene variants from the population.

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In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.

MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.

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