In PLOS this week: HIV-1 genetic diversity in Bangalore; gene variants and noise-induced hearing loss; and more.
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.
A man has confessed to the rape and murder of developmental biologist Suzanne Eaton, according to the New York Times.
The Irish Times reports that US lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are concerned about ties between the US and Chinese genomics firms.
Parents of children with spinal muscular atrophy tell the Washington Post they are pushing to get insurance coverage of Novartis's Zolgensma.
In PNAS this week: gene mutations in individuals with syndromic craniosynostosis, putative colorectal cancer drivers, and more.