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Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and elsewhere reported online in the American Journal of Human Genetics yesterday that they have tracked down a new risk gene for osteoarthritis.

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Pronota founder and chief scientific officer Koen Kas has left the company to pursue work on a new venture.

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Participants are calling the Human Microbiome Project a second Human Genome Project. The massive global effort aims to get to the bottom of the relationship between microorganism and host, and disease and health.

This story was originally published on Aug. 19.

Genomatix Software, the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences, and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine will collaborate on a project to use next-gen sequencing to help identify biomarkers for prostate cancer prognostics.

Complete Genomics will receive $8 million to sequence 500 tumor/normal pairs, or $8,000 per genome, as part of a National Cancer Institute initiative funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the company said this week.

Foundation Medicine has raised $10 million of a planned $20.5 million financing round, according to documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week.

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Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.