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Research groups in different parts of the world have been exploring the link between the gut microbiome and diabetes. These investigators believe individuals' microbiomes are a contributing factor to the disease and suggest microbiome data could play a role in the future as part of personalized medicine programs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Neurodegeneration Consortium this week said that it has received a commitment of $5 million from the Huffington Foundation to help fund the consortium's genomics-based work in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

This article has been updated with a reference to a previous study from Stanford University.

In Nature Genetics, members of the International Headache Genetics Consortium reported on a dozen apparent risk loci for migraine headaches, including five not descr

An albino Western lowland gorilla nicknamed Snowflake was likely the product of inbreeding between wild gorillas, according to a genome sequencing study in BMC Genomics.

Name: Marilyn Li
Title: Director, Cancer Genetics Laboratory, Baylor College of Medicine

This story was originally published May 20.

James Lupski has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics last week issued recommendations for reporting incidental findings from clinical exome and genome sequencing tests, citing 56 genes in which certain variants should be returned to the patient, regardless of the patient's actua


NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.