In PNAS this week: trait prediction algorithm, missense mutation linked to hearing loss, and more.
Researchers from Taiwan followed dozens of children who screened positive for deafness-related genotypes at birth, identifying those with hearing loss over six years.
In PLOS this week: GWAS links gene to noise-induced hearing loss in mice, population genetics of malaria parasites, and more.
By testing hundreds of children with brain tumors who were treated with cisplatin, researchers identified risk variants related to cisplatin ototoxicity.
By Doug Macron
In preparation for the launch, the laboratory is currently exploring the test in a clinical research setting and is hoping to sequence its first genome next month.
University of Iowa and Baylor College of Medicine researchers reported that they have developed and tested a method that uses target enrichment and massively parallel sequencing to find variants behind non-syndromic hearing loss.
Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.
Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.
Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.
In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.