Harvard

With discovery and replication meta-analyses on data for more than 100,000 individuals, researchers identified variants that influence lean mass near five genes.

Persistent Gap

Researchers examine the gap in funding between researchers and research institutions, ScienceInsider reports

Using data from the UK Biobank, a Harvard Medical School-led team of researchers has uncovered 15 new loci associated with coronary artery disease.

Using genotyping data for thousands of individuals, investigators identified apparent founder events for dozens of South Asian groups.

Galloping Horse

Harvard University's George Church and his colleagues encoded a GIF into a bacterial population.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: bacteriophage evolution varies based on host, lifestyle, and genetic factors; and more.

Using the grant funding, the investigators are aiming to advance the precision diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.

Exome or targeted sequencing on members of families affected by Carey-Fineman-Ziter syndrome led to mutations in the MYMK gene that impact muscle cell fusion.

Two independent research teams published findings for melanoma patients treated with vaccines developed against neo-antigens in their tumors that sequencing uncovered.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: influence of gut microbiome metabolism on host, and more.

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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.