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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 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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A research team at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has reeled in a $3.3 million grant to study how genes may be involved in protecting some people against frailty as they age.

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Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.