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The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health-led team of researchers combined genome-wide association data and gene expression data on thousands of individuals.

Researchers associated with the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network will publish more than 25 papers this week to discuss findings from the initiative.

A Harvard genetics professor says that in spite of a history of misuse of genetics in discussions about race, scientists should not shy away from the conversation as long as it's done responsibly and scientifically.

Cases with genome and family history reports and controls with family history reports alone had comparable healthcare costs during the six months after receiving their reports.

The company's microbiome collection devices will be used to collect samples for the Biobank for Microbiome Research in Massachusetts.

Pairwise, an agricultural startup using gene editing to address global food challenges, was cofounded by Feng Zhang, David Liu, and Keith Joung.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: small bowel adenocarcinoma mutation signatures, omic analysis of M. tuberculosis strains, and more.

Using genomic data for hundreds of ancient Europeans, research teams retraced the spread of the Beaker complex culture as well as interactions between pastoralists and hunter-gatherers.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: ramifications of sexual recombination in bacteria, Mycobacterium leprae genome sequences, and more.

The portable device runs an isothermal amplification assay to detect genetic material from strains of tuberculosis in resource limited areas.  

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23andMe and Airbnb have partnered to offer "heritage travel," according to Venture Beat.

China may include regulations protecting genes and embryos in its update of its civil code, Nature News reports.

In Nature this week: exome sequence analysis of individuals with type 2 diabetes, genomic prediction of maize yield across environments, and more.

NPR reports on efforts to engineer bacteriophages to destroy antibiotic-resistance bacteria.