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In Nature this week: a CRISPR/Cas9 system that can be toggled, and more.

Tapping data for hundreds of thousands of individuals, three teams uncovered overlaps between blood pressure and other metabolic and immune traits.

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

Variants at 12 loci associated with blood pressure traits in European, East Asian, and South Asian individuals overlap with apparent DNA methylation regulators.

A meta-analysis of blood expression data for more than 7,000 individuals highlighted 34 transcripts with blood pressure-associated expression patterns.

The study shines light on the population history of sub-Saharan Africa and provides the basis for future medical genetics studies, including a new pan-African genotype array.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – People armed with genetic information about their risk for developing high blood were more inclined to cut down on their salt intake, researchers from the University of Toronto reported in a study

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Through both linkage analysis and whole-exome sequencing, an international team of researchers has linked mutations in the protein kinase DYRK1B gene to metabolic syndrome.

Researchers at Utrecht University have completed a proteogenomics study of rat liver tissue, integrating whole genome sequencing, RNA-seq, and mass spec-based proteomics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A genome sequencing study in Nature offered hints about genetic strategies organisms may use to maintain species diversity, even in the absence of sexual repr

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In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.