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Researchers have linked gene variants to chronic traumatic encephalopathy severity, CBS News reports.

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.

This Week in Cell

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.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.