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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.

Spark a Discussion

At the Guardian, Imperial College's Stephen Curry writes that preprint servers can help researchers discuss their work.

Researchers detected a truncating mutation in the carboxypeptidase E gene in members of a Sudanese family affected by extreme obesity, glucose metabolism problems, and other symptoms.

Through unbiased and targeted metabolite testing on urine samples from thousands of individuals in the US and the UK, researchers have narrowed in on urine compounds that coincide with body mass index.

The method could speed up work on synthetic gene circuits and help make gene cloning easier throughout molecular biology.

The researchers used a network-based approach to uncover a gene that regulates an epilepsy-related gene network and that may be a possible treatment target.

The researchers were able to distinguish pathogenic variants from benign ones, which could help to improve diagnostic genetic testing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BGI, Imperial College of London, and Waters today signed a framework agreement to accelerate translational medicine.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team has uncovered a gene expression signature in host blood that appears to have potential for more accurately detecting and diagnosing tuberculosis infections in children.

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A federal judge has ruled that drug companies, device manufacturers, and universities need to provide missing clinical data from hundreds of trials to a federal website, ScienceInsider reports.

A genetic analysis suggests red pandas might actually belong to two different species, New Scientist reports.

NPR reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has fixed the problem with some of its SARS-CoV-2 testing kits.

In Nature this week: epigenetic factors that prevent healthy aging and more.