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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. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hepregen and The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences today announced a deal aimed at research to be conducted by the two partners.

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In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.