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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Host genetic variants influence both susceptibility to and severity of meningitis infections, while bacterial variants only influence disease invasiveness, a new study has found.

While Streptococcus pneumoniae commonly colonizes the human throat and nose, it sometimes leads to life-threatening conditions including meningitis, which has a fatality rate between 17 percent and 20 percent.

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23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.

By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.

NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.

In Science this week: ancient genomes reveal social inequality within individual households, new method for quantifying genetic variation in gene dosage, and more.

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