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The group's core areas of interest are in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, leukemias, and infectious diseases, and in particular, familial hypercholesterolemia and cardiac arrhythmia.

The new partners will each contribute £40 million in the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation, bringing the total committed funding for the planned London institute to £700 million ($1.14 billion).

The group from Imperial College London's Hammersmith Hospital has developed a duplex qPCR assay that measures both BCR-ABL1 target and endogenous control transcripts in the same reaction with no loss of sensitivity compared to a previously used simplex test.

The lab will study how metabolic data can be used in the operating room at St. Mary's Hospital.

The government of Qatar will work with Imperial College London experts to start a large biobank with up to 100,000 donors.

Members of a European consortium reported that they have identified several new genetic variants that are associated with asthma, including some specifically linked to asthma diagnosed in childhood.

Using the genome-wide association approach, researchers with the International Meningococcal Genetics Consortium have identified susceptibility variants for meningococcal disease in genes coding for components of the complement immune system.

A genome-wide association study involving roughly 2,200 Swiss individuals argues against a role for common variants with major effects in the development of neurotic personality traits.

Based on genetic data on more than 500 Plasmodium falciparum isolates from around the world, an international research group has concluded that the malaria parasite likely migrated with humans from Africa around 60,000 to 80,000 years ago

By sequencing the spontaneously hypertensive rat genome and comparing it to the rat reference genome, researchers are gaining insights into the differences between the lab strains that may eventually help explain human hypertension.

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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.

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

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

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