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Using mitochondrial sequence data for hundreds of simplex families, investigators found predicted pathogenic heteroplasmic mutations were over-represented.

The 'Olympiome' project aims to see whether the influx of hundreds of thousands of visitors can influence a city's microbiome.

Although the open chromatin regions account for less than 1 percent of the maize genome, they explain some 40 percent of phenotypic variance, the researchers reported.

The team found more than a dozen microbe and gene associations that indicate heritability of certain traits in the gut microbiome.

Researchers have found that an anti-viral enzyme has generated clusters of mutations that have affected the evolution of hominid genomes.

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Embark hopes the test will not only satisfy the curiosity of pet owners but advance both canine and human health research.

A genome-wide association study involving more than 4,000 dogs uncovered new genetic associations and pointed to strategies for future disease studies.

Based on thousands of domestic and village dog genotypes, the researchers suspect dogs were likely domesticated somewhere near Nepal or Mongolia. 

The scientists will try to develop a platform that can find and edit genes responsible for key traits such as plant yield and disease resistance.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Host genetics shape what microbes take up residence in the human gut and together influence host weight, according to a new study appearing in Cell from Cornell University's Ruth Ley and colleagu

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Sequencing of a 10,000-year-old mummy leads to its repatriation to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, Nature News reports.

The final text of the bill to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act might smooth over the differences between NSF and the House science committee, ScienceInsider says.

Four Republican lawmakers urge President-elect Donald Trump to keep Francis Collins as NIH director, Stat News reports.

In Genome Research this week: Platinum variant catalog, algorithmic strategy for upgrading fragmented assemblies, and more.