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In Genome Biology this week: coding variants linked to cardiac conduction, comparison of two dozen differential gene expression analysis pipelines, and more.

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In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more

Researchers sequenced and analyzed the genome of Apostasia shenzhenica, which is part of a small sister lineage to other plants in the Orchidaceae family, uncovering new evolutionary clues.

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In Nature this week: GWAS data used to reposition drugs for psychiatric use, and more.

MDxHealth will use Ghent's methylation in situ hybridization technology to develop tests for urological cancers.

An international team has sequenced the Zostera marina genome to uncover gene gains and losses that helped it in its return to the sea.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Biogazelle said today that it has received a €2 million ($2.5 million) investment from Qbic Arkiv Fund, Foundation Majoie, and SOFI (Spin-Off Financing Instrument).

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Researchers interested in microRNA expression profiling today face a bevy of options including microarrays, quantitative PCR assays, and next-generation sequencing applications, but it is not always obvious which platform is the most suitable for a given study.

WaferGen Biosystems this week launched the SmartChip TE, a PCR-based target-enrichment product for sample preparation prior to targeted re-sequencing on next-generation platforms.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MDxHealth and Ghent University announced today that they have formed a new epigenetics research center to accelerate innovations in personalized medicine.

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A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.

CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.

Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.