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In the study, the partners will perform exome sequencing and whole-genome array genotyping on more than 9,000 individuals with diabetes or with diabetic relatives.

The investment, which will be paid out over the course of five years, comes in part from industry sources.

The portal offers access to genotype, phenotype, and clinical data related to type 2 diabetes as well as computational tools for querying the information. 

In PNAS this week: ties between epigenetic changes and metabolic memory, dromedary domestication patterns, and more.

Initially studying pancreatic tissue, the team also linked their findings to methylation patterns in blood, suggesting the possibility of developing a non-invasive test.

The team said their approach may have several applications, including evaluation of cellular response to therapies, and early diagnosis of diseases like cancer.

Using mass spec analysis of pancreatic β cell extracts, they identified peptides that appeared responsible for T cell responses involved in the disease.

Michael Snyder

Snyder's new book, "Genomics and Personalized Medicine," serves as a primer for patients and doctors, touching on topics from tailored cancer therapy to wearable devices.

A type 2 diabetes genome-wide association meta-analysis involving tens of thousands of Japanese individuals uncovered risk loci relevant to other populations.

The researchers demonstrated that blocking the functioning of certain genes expanded the lifespan of lab animals.

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In a cartoon, Vox explores the lack of women among this year's winners of the Nobel Prize.

Science reports a new US defense bill would establish two groups aimed at combating foreign influence on research. 

Nature Biotechnology discusses promising early results from two clinical trials of CRISPR-based therapy for β-thalassemia and sickle cell disease.

In Cell this week: analysis of tissue clones, metagenomic studies of ocean water samples, and more.