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Researchers integrated results from a pathogen-host association study with available clinical data to find variants influencing both infection responses and other disease risks.

Genes for Success

Education-linked genetic variants could also predict a small portion of a person's social mobility, Newsweek reports.

For the Ferns

Researchers have sequenced two fern species for the first time and uncovered some fern-specific genes, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

A modified poliovirus could be a promising treatment for brain cancer, according to NPR.

A multi-region analysis of colorectal cancers suggests samples from opposite sides of a tumor can help trace early, invasiveness-related tumor characteristics.

Speakers at HudsonAlpha's Genomic Medicine Conference said while sequencing results sometimes result in a diagnosis and change in care, they often have no consequence.

Researchers are exploring alternative ways to return genetic testing results to grapple with the anticipated increase in testing and see a role for the web.

Three-month-old health data integrator Datavant hopes its analytics technology can improve the speed and success of clinical trials.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

A lawyer and a scientist say the best result in the CRISPR patent fight would be narrow patents that prevent anyone from controlling downstream innovation.

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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.