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In Nature this week: genomic and other analyses suggest the plant used to make chocolate was domesticated earlier and in a different region than previously thought, and more.

The researchers noted ties between osteoarthritis-linked variants and height, and found one risk loci that implicated the Hedgehog signaling pathway.

The team uncovered more than 200 sites in the human genome that were differentially methylated based on parent of origin, including areas linked to disease.

Privately owned Oxford Nanopore offers a range of tools and and instruments based on a proprietary nanopore-based DNA and RNA sequencing technology.

A meta-analysis involving 16,595 women with leiomyoma and 523,330 without led to 16 associated loci related to both tumorigenesis and estrogen-related traits.

DeCode's new offering adds to an ongoing controversy over whether people in the island country have a right to know if they are at increased risk for disease.

Analyzing samples from Iceland and elsewhere, researchers uncovered one known and two new risk loci for aortic valve stenosis that are also associated with other heart risk pathways.

A Decode Genetics-led team found that parental genotype influences children's education attainment even if the kids don't inherit those alleles.

Amgen will use BC Platforms' tools and services to study data in multiple indications, including cardiovascular and bone diseases, hematological malignancies, and other cancers.

The companies are aiming to develop Idylla-based CDx biomarker tests for a compound Amgen is developing to treat solid tumors.

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Researchers in India plan to sequence SARS-CoV-2 isolates from around the country, according to LiveMint.

Mauro Ferrari has resigned as president of the European Research Council over its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Financial Times reports.

Stat News reports some health tech startups are laying off or furloughing workers.

In Genome Research this week: indels affecting microsatellites in cancer, analytical approach to find key regulatory elements, and more.