The Tsimshian people of coastal British Columbia and southern Alaska experienced changes in genetic diversity following contact with Europeans.
Data from almost 19,500 individuals did not show clear ties between a heterozygous mutation in the HBB hemoglobin beta gene and ischemic stroke risk.
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.
In PNAS this week: computational approach combining cancer survival models and machine learning, auxin herbicide resistance mutation, and more.
In PLOS this week: study of genetic compensation in zebrafish, workflow to identify molecular changes, and more.
In Nature this week: genome of ancient Alaskan infant, and more.
An Emory University team has sequenced the genome of the sooty mangabey, comparing the DNA to other primates including humans to further research in AIDS resistance
In Genome Research this week: computational method for detecting repeat expansions, approach to find mosaic structural changes, and more.
The grants include awards for projects using genetics to identify differences in how ASD affects boys versus girls, and how to improve treatments.
The HPOs will receive $13.8 million to enroll people interested in the All of Us program, gather participant health information, and help retain participants.
Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.
The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.
In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.
The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.