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A Harvard Medical School-led team applied their SNP-seq and FREP approach to identify nearly 150 candidate functional SNPs for juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: rice gene enables plants to grow quickly in times of flooding, and more.

In Genome Biology this week: processing and analyzing single-cell transcriptome data, computational strategy for designing CRISRP single guide RNAs, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genetics early flowering adaptations, genetic diversity and population structure of sandflies in the Americas, and more.

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has amassed a team to spot DNA orders that could be used in bioweapons, Bloomberg reports.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: structural variant profiles for metastatic prostate cancer; approach for visualizing mRNA, lncRNA transcription; and more.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.

In December, the organization committed $1.2 million to support the creation of an ME/CFS research center at Stanford University.

The team came up with an algorithm called bloodTyper for antigen-typing based on whole-genome sequences.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.