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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.

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

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Watch reports that the Nature Methods paper finding off-target effects of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing machinery has been retracted.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

In a pilot study of 92 individuals with familial or suspected genetic chronic kidney disease, researchers successfully diagnosed 24 percent of cases with exome sequencing.

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In PLOS this week: preconception carrier screening program results, comparative genomics-based analysis of Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, and more.

Canadian regulators are beginning to share information from new drug studies, Undark reports.

In a column at the Dallas Morning News, the Stanley Medical Research Institute's E. Fuller Torrey says the Human Genome Project hasn't delivered on promised results.

Researchers explore a possible genetic cause for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, KOMO News reports.