Researchers report that humans appear to be continuing to evolve, according to Newsweek.
Investigators retraced features contributing to Lyme disease spread by sequencing 146 Borrelia burgdorferi isolates collected in North America since the 1980s.
The PCR-based test can simultaneously detect for the Zika virus, all serotypes of the dengue virus, the chikungunya virus, the West Nile virus, and a host gene.
The approach, called Orion, searches for regions of the human genome that are intolerant to change and could spawn pathogenic variants.
CRISPR researchers report that the gene-editing approach might have more off-target effects than thought and urge further refinement of the method.
The PREDICT/PDF-2180 virus is the latest coronavirus identified in a bat species, supporting a potential bat reservoir role in the evolution of such viruses.
Columbia University researchers uncover a gene variant associated with differential aging in the brain after the age of 65.
Mutation and expression patterns in longitudinal, multifocal, and solitary tumor samples suggest glioblastoma follows a multiverse model of evolution.
The partners aim to identify master regulators in the molecular networks of GIST patients that can serve as drug targets for existing treatments.
Heterozygous deletions at the chromosome 22q11.2 locus contribute to kidney problems in individuals with DiGeorge syndrome or congenital urogenital conditions.
The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.
The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.
New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.