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Experts led by Duke neuroscientist Allen Roses developed the database hoping to boost researchers' ability to explore the role of short structural variants in complex diseases. 

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: variant linked to obesity risk in Samoans, health of cloned animals, and more.

The researchers particularly highlighted C21orf2 and NEK1, which are involved in cilial and mitochondrial function.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: genomes from the Fertile Crescent give insight into early farmers, and more.

The firms said their test will be developed to detect levels of the tau protein that can leak into a person's bloodstream after head trauma or injury.

The New York Genome Center will sequence genomes of patients who died of ALS and who have donated tissue samples to Target ALS.

Under the Genomic Translation for ALS Clinical Care project, the partners will perform next-generation sequencing and clinical phenotyping on 1,500 ALS patients.

Through a parent-offspring trio exome sequencing study, University of Sydney researchers found 28 recessive and 17 de novo variants associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Exome sequence data for nearly 9,300 individuals pointed to new and known risk genes for sporadic ALS, including genes contributing to innate immunity and autophagy.

The deal does not cover Voyager's fledgling effort to use RNAi to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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Startup companies are taking on personalized medicine, CNET reports.

Bruce Booth writes at Life Sci VC that biotech clusters like Boston and San Francisco are getting even more consolidated.

The Verge speaks with Mark and Scott Kelly, who are the subjects of NASA's Twin Study.

In Genome Biology this week: genes linked to Hirschsprung disease, structural variant patterns in autism, and more.