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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Just learning their genetic risk for disease could alter people's physiological states, according to a new study.

Psychological research has found that people's mindsets can influence their health. The placebo effect, for instance, suggests that if people think something is helpful, then their response to it could meet that expectation. Learning genetic information, Stanford University researchers said, could then influence people's mindsets and even their physiology or subjective experiences.

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Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.

Apr
30
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will discuss novel long-read transcript sequencing (LRTseq) methods for transcriptome annotation that could increase the efficiency and accuracy of future sequencing projects.

May
22
Sponsored by
Stilla

This webinar will outline the entire liquid biopsy workflow from cell-free DNA isolation to mutation detection by Crystal Digital PCR with the Naica System from Stilla Technologies.