NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team led by investigators in Sweden and the US has identified a multiple sclerosis (MS)-related dip in methylation at an immune locus previously implicated in the neurological condition that appears to contribute to this disease risk by altering regulation in this region.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.