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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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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Alnylam's RNAi-based therapy Onpattro, according to Stat News.

Harvard Medical School's Seth Cassel and Cigall Kadoch argue in a Baltimore Sun op-ed that the recent TAILORx trial shows the potential of genomic-based medicine.

Researchers in the UK are working on using gene drives to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Telegraph reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic architecture mediating gene expression, metabolomic patterns in multiple myeloma, and more.