liver disease

The partners will develop biomarkers and assays to evaluate non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, a disease characterized by liver scarring due to inflammation.

Based on genetic patterns in thousands of individuals with primary sclerosing cholangitis, researchers identified four new risk loci and explored ties to IBD.

Pittsburgh-based Curable is building a coalition to sequence genomes of patients with a rare autoimmune disease of the bile ducts to inform drug development.

The CRISPR/Cas9 therapeutics firm could reap billions from the Regeneron collaboration, which includes $75 million up front and a $50 million private placement.

Researchers sequenced and analyzed the negative-sense RNA tilapia lake virus, implicated in large die-offs of farmed and wild tilapia in Israel and Ecuador.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: DNA-free genome editing in plants, new risk loci for atopic dermatitis, and more.

A two-stage genome-wide association study has linked new loci to alcohol-related cirrhosis risk and confirmed a previously identified one.

The company aims to validate two diagnostic algorithms based in part on microRNA biomarkers to identify patients with moderate-to-severe disease.

Researchers now have access to 300 pluripotent stem cell lines to study disease.

The test is being developed as a potential replacement to liver biopsies for evaluating the efficacy of Galmed's therapeutic called Aramchol. 

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.