This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: sequencing approaches to characterize cisplatin-mediated DNA damage, somatic mosaicism in long-QT syndrome case, and more.

The firm will provide in-kind testing for 900 cases in the Sudden Death in the Young registry where the cause of death could not be determined by an autopsy.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: parent-of-origin effects, framework to uncover clinically important mutations from whole genome sequence data, and more.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – By combining a meta-analysis with follow-up experiments in two model systems, an international team of researchers uncovered 14 new loci associated with heart rate and homed

By Uduak Grace Thomas
A new computer model of the human heart could help predict side effects of drugs used to treat abnormal heart rhythms, according to its developers.

The companies will study the potential role of galectin-3 in screening patients for cardiac-resynchronization therapy.

The partners are deciding whether to run the multiplex test on a microarray or a sequencing platform. Factors in the decision include the complexity of the test and the technical feasibility of multiplexed, targeted resequencing.

The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.