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Autoimmune Disease

The project aims to elucidate markers of response and non-response to current treatment regimens, and to identify new therapies.

A genome-wide association study of more than 2,700 individuals with Crohn's disease uncovered prognosis-related loci distinct from those linked to disease risk.

The team identified gene expression patterns that can determine how severe a patient's systemic sclerosis is and if treatment has been effective. 

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

The company said this week that is has raised $36 million in funding, as it continues efforts to develop its Maverick platform for rapid testing in doctors' offices.

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A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.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