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The researchers suggested that the regions they found should be included in diagnostic assays for unexplained cases of disorders of sex development.

A new analysis of the study yielded mixed news for black women, confirming that they suffer worse outcomes, even with the same genetic test results and treatment.

A multi-omic analysis implicated a handful of transcription factors, along with genes and regulatory RNAs down- and upstream of them, in metastatic colorectal cancer.

The partners will identify patients with gastrointestinal or endometrial cancers who may benefit from immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy using Biotype's technology.

Researchers have identified promising polygenic risk scores for estimating overall breast cancer risk as well as estrogen receptor-positive forms of disease.

The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.