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This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: structural variants affecting regulatory loci in prostate cancer, immune features in the breast cancer microenvironment, and more.

Researchers at Columbia University and CHOP believe they can shorten time to diagnosis and improve yield by extracting phenotypic data from EHRs for genomic labs.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: interactions between malignant and immune cells in ovarian cancer, gene regulatory features in mouse macrophages, and more.

Family Ties

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

Down to One Person

Science speaks with Columbia University's Yaniv Erlich about using genetic genealogical data to identify people.

A study in Microbiome finds that heavy drinkers have an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths.

Of Mice and Microbes

Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Retraction Watch reports that the Nature Methods paper finding off-target effects of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing machinery has been retracted.

The health system hopes to pair the data with nearly three decades worth of electronic health records as well as medical histories provided by contributors.

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.