NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A genome-wide association study involving more than a million people has linked 111 loci to atrial fibrillation risk — 80 of which are new — and has helped to focus in on functional candidate genes behind the common cardiac arrhythmia.

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NPR reports that researchers in Italy are testing a gene drive aimed at controlling mosquito populations.

Researchers may experience the effects of the government shutdown for a while, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A new study finds that the majority of patients at a Tijuana clinic received a diagnosis after first-line genome sequencing, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

In Genome Biology this week: post-transcriptional modification-based stratification of glioblastoma, single-cell analysis of gene expression and methylation in human iPSCs, and more.