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The funding will be used to support the the newly established ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford University.

The team tested 21 protocols for extracting DNA from human fecal microbiome samples to recommend one to improve comparability between studies.

The team aims to release the new resource sometime next year, with the hope that it will become as widely used as other institute databases.

The four-year project, which ended in 2010, collected DNA samples and lifestyle information from half a million people from the UK.

The institute will work with other HCA members to build a data-coordination platform for the initiative's researchers.

Researchers applied a SNP heritability model called LDAK to genetic data for a range of human traits, uncovering relatively high levels of variance explained by SNPs.

Researchers profiled the genotypes and phenotypes for more than 700 induced pluripotent stem cell lines, uncovering between-individual sources of variation. 

The computational method, called DeepCpG, is designed to tease out missing epigenetic marks and related DNA motifs in single-cell DNA methylation data.

A comparison of unstimulated and stimulated CD4+ T cells from young and old mice in two subspecies showed rising cell-to-cell expression variability with age.

EBI researchers find that, in mice, the genetics of one cage mate influences the other's health.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.