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Scientists at the University of California, Irvine, have developed a new method to compress genomic data and have demonstrated in a recent paper that the approach can convert a human genome into an e-mailable attachment.

To arrive at their results, the scientists at Irvine's department of computer science and the Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics used a series of compression techniques that enabled them to reduce James Watson's genome from around 3 gigabytes to 4 megabytes, which they say made the data "small enough to be sent as an e-mail attachment."

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.

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This webinar will provide an overview of polygenic risk scores, which aggregate dozens of genetic variants that have been linked to disease risk in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) into a single score.