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Since the mutations are only found in a subset of patients' blood cells, the disorder, called VEXAS, might be treatable with a bone marrow transplant.
In Cell this week: systems biology analysis of inflammatory syndrome seen in children with COVID-19, single-cell RNA-sequencing strategies, and more.
Researchers from South Korea used 10x Genomics' scRNA-seq platform to also find type I IFN-driven inflammatory features in patients with severe influenza.
Researchers saw a shift toward lower gut bifidobacterial levels and a dip in pro-inflammatory Th17 immune cells due to ketone bodies production.
Investigators identified a set of inflammatory proteins that appears to coincide with current and future risk of end-stage renal disease in individuals with diabetes.
Loss-of-function mutations in PADI3, which was previously linked to uncombable hair syndrome, appear to be involved in central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia.
Cancer Research UK has awarded nearly £60 million in funding to three US investigator-led research initiatives focused on cancer progression and drug response.
With genome-wide association studies involving more than 200,000 individuals, researchers narrowed in on 58 loci and dozens of genes with ties to a chronic infection marker.
Interleukin said in July that it would liquidate its assets after laying off 63 percent of its workforce and suspending sales of its controversial genetic test.
With new gene sequencing panels, investigators made firm or possible diagnoses in almost one-third of undiagnosed autoinflammation and vasculitis cases.
NPR reports the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for a genetic disorder that causes rapid aging.
Late-stage testing indicates the AstraZeneca and Oxford University SARS-CoV-2 vaccine can have up to 90 percent efficacy, the Associated Press reports.
ScienceInsider reports Nature Communications is reviewing a paper on mentorship following social media criticism arguing it is sexist.
In PLOS this week: method to account for sequencing errors in phylogenies, study of influenza A in Switzerland, and more.