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In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.

Mungyeong mummy

A female mummy showing anatomical signs of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease was found to carry risky versions of seven heart disease-related SNPs.

UK and Swedish researchers used a Mendelian randomization approach to study the association between serum calcium and heart disease and heart attack risk.

By studying variants in PCSK9, researchers reported the therapies targeting the gene would have some of the same effects as statins.

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The Estonian Genome Center aims to introduce genomic medicine via the country's online medical data infrastructure, according to Andres Metspalu, its director.

With exome sequencing data on nearly 10,000 individuals with or without early-onset myocardial infarction, researchers narrowed in on two genes prone to rare mutations in those at enhanced heart attack risk.

A retrospective study of patients seen over two years at the emergency department of Sweden's Karolinska University Hospital has demonstrated that using a very low cutoff point when measuring the protein biomarker cardiac troponin T could accurately rule out heart attack in a lar

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb Daily News) – A certain polymorphism in the stress-linked serotonin 2C receptor gene is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality, researchers led by Duke University's Redford Williams

Clinical researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School have teamed up with RainDance Technologies to explore the use of RainDance's picodroplet-based digital PCR platform to measure microRNA biomarkers in the blood of patients undergoing various c

On a conference call last month following the release of its Q1 earnings, Vermillion CEO Thomas McLain announced that the company would be taking over from Quest Diagnostics as leader of commercialization efforts for its OVA1 ovarian cancer diagnostic (

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New US Department of Commerce rules will affect supercomputing in China, according to the Wall Street Journal.

A new analysis finds that it will be more than a century until female computer scientists publish at the same rate as their male counterparts, ScienceInsider reports.

Broad Institute researchers describe an approach they've dubbed "DNA microscopy."

In PLOS this week: epigenetic changes following hepatitis C virus treatment, metagenomic analysis of Ugandan children with febrile illness, and more.