A number of these loci were linked to blood pressure medication targets, and the researchers developed a genetic risk score.
Imperial College London researchers are working on gene drives for mosquitos to fight malaria, NPR reports.
By overlaying epilepsy genetic data onto co-expressed gene networks from post-mortem brain samples, researchers proposed a 320-gene expression network for epilepsy.
The DNA foundries have been funded through an £18 million ($23.5 million) investment from the BBSRC and should all be fully operational by next year.
Using absolute and relative gene expression analyses, researchers identified expression patterns associated with preeclampsia in dozens of placental tissue samples.
Researchers examined virulence, resistance, and transmission patterns in genome sequence data for more than 300 invasive Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Europe.
They will use the funds to develop software tools for designing and testing site-specific CRISPR systems that target drug resistance mechanisms in cancer cells.
Re-sequencing of the Schistosoma mansoni genome provides insight into the parasite's population history.
A University College London-led team has found that microdeletions and microduplications cannot be reliably detected by non-invasive prenatal testing.
Data from four cohorts suggest cytosine sites in the AHRR and F2RL3 genes are hypomethylated in pre-diagnostic blood samples from individuals at risk of lung cancer.
NPR reports that the patient who underwent a CRISPR-based treatment for sickle cell disease is doing well.
Resistance to ash dieback disease among some UK ash trees appears polygenic, the Independent reports.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: sequencing strategy for flash-frozen brain tissue bank samples, new version of ChlamDB, and more.
A UK woman is suing three National Health Service Trusts for not telling her about her father's Huntington's disease diagnosis, the BBC reports.