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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.

In Genome Biology this week: genome and transcriptome of the cinereous vulture, subtractive assembly strategy for comparing microbial communities, and more.

In Science this week: immunogenic mutations in GI cancers, and more.

The study highlights the utility of using genetic and phenotypic data from large populations to enable better diagnosis and tailored treatment. 

Using genotyping data, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia-led team found high heritability across pediatric-onset autoimmune diseases.

Researchers will study how prior hypoglycemic episodes can result in the "metabolic memory" of persistent vascular complications.

True Health seeks to acquire substantially all the assets of Health Diagnostics Laboratory, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in June.

Through a meta-analysis of 10 pediatric-onset autoimmune diseases, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researchers found 22 loci shared among the conditions.

Under the partnership the two companies will develop assays for insulin, proinsulin, and c-peptide on clinical sample cohorts at both Nuclea and IRCM's facilities.

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Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.

CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.

The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.

In Science this week: atlas of affected cell populations in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and more.