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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genomic responses in drug-treated malaria parasites, characterization of marine sponge's bacterial symbionts, and more.

A study led by Johns Hopkins describes a method for automating slow, inaccurate manual chart review when searching for signs of misdiagnosis.

A family of tail-less, double-stranded DNA viruses with potent bacteria killing abilities turned up in Vibrionaceae family bacteria from marine samples.

Long-Lived Men

Researchers tie a deletion to longevity, but only among men, according to the New York Times.

The company was founded earlier this year based on an improved method for multiple displacement amplification and a single-cell-variant caller. 

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.

The researchers reported that their assay could detect women with defective double-stranded break repair pathways even when sequencing could not.

The researchers will look for disease-causing variants in individuals with congenital heart disease who also have a chromosomal deletion syndrome.

Translational scientist Jacqueline Achkar of Albert Einstein Medical College will lead several collaborations to build a point-of-care diagnostic platform.

Researchers sequenced the APOE gene in over 900 individuals, finding supporting evidence for the APOE2 allele's role in longevity and lower levels of lipids.

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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.