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In Genome Research this week: CRISPRiSeq tool to uncover genetic interactions, circular RNAs in breast cancer, and more.

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ScienceInsider reports that some risky flu studies that came to a halt a few years back may soon resume.

With genome-wide association studies involving more than 200,000 individuals, researchers narrowed in on 58 loci and dozens of genes with ties to a chronic infection marker.

During the first year of the TRIDENT-2 study, 74,000 women opted for NIPT, which was switched from in-house-developed platforms to Illumina's VeriSeq in May of this year.

In an epigenome-wide association study of depression, the researchers tied DNA methylation to disease symptoms and suggested a role for axon guidance disruption.

Using genotyping profiles for nearly 256,000 individuals, researchers uncovered more than 100 new loci involved in nearsightedness.

Since April 1, noninvasive prenatal testing, provided by three university genetic centers, is available to all pregnant women in the Netherlands for €175 as part of the TRIDENT-2 study.

A genome-wide association study and meta-analysis uncovered several possible ties to multiple keratinocyte cancer versus single keratinocyte cancer cases.

The consortium aims to profile up to 800 multiple myeloma patient samples using the Affymetrix platform with a goal of developing a list of predictive biomarkers.

Data for hundreds of breast tumors suggested specific signatures were more closely linked to tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte activity than was mutational load. 

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.