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Conducting studies on Latina and African-American women produces population-specific insights on the genetics of the disease that aren't possible to glean in European-heavy GWAS.

The company is hoping that consumers will use its platform to manage their health data, to participate in research, and to learn about their own and their family's health risks.  

The researchers found that the expression of certain genes was better at helping them predict when Ebola would develop than indications of infection like fever.

Newly launched aggregator Seqster will help Boston University researchers collect data from EHRs, wearables, and gene tests to identify concussion biomarkers.

Six microRNAs appeared to be present at enhanced levels in cerebrospinal fluid from symptom-free individuals with characteristic Huntington disease gene expansions.

The initiative's four research projects will use use genetic and other technologies to detect and treat cancer at its earliest stages.

Eleven new studies from the NHLBI NextGen Consortium show different uses for iPSCs to study polygenetic diseases across various systems in the human body.

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In Cell this week: genomic events that could make attenuated polio virulent, formation of regulatory RNAs, and more.

The investigators will conduct a longitudinal study of former athletes with high and medium exposure to repetitive head trauma, including former NFL players.

Public health researchers argue in NEJM that precision medicine initiatives will take away from needed efforts to improve population health.

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Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.