COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb) – By delving into patient data, researchers in New York City have identified a haplotype that greatly affects height.

At the Biology of Genomes meeting yesterday, Eimear Kenny, an assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, described how she and her colleagues drew on data housed in the BioMe biobank to examine patterns of ancestry and map trait-associated loci, like height.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Among Sacks' books was "Awakenings," which was later made into an Academy Award-winning film.

The popularity of the #sciencemoviequote Twitter trend showcases scientists' eclectic movie tastes and knack for puns. 

The popular astrophysicist warned that apathy and even contempt for science in politics could lead to the end of informed democracy. 

In PLOS this week: Uncovering variants associated with diabetes-related kidney disease, a sequencing study of hepatitis E viruses circulating in Cambodia, and more.