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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new transcriptome and expression quantitative trait loci-based analysis has narrowed in on gene variants that cause age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

One of the leading causes of blindness in people over the age of 65, AMD affects about 2 million people in the US, according to the National Eye Institute. The condition damages the macula and leads to the loss of central vision.

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According to New Scientist, GEDmatch changed its terms and conditions over the weekend to opt its users out of law enforcement searches.

The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.

A twin study uncovers evidence that genes may influence whether someone gets a dog, Martha Stewart reports.

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.