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The researchers also reported that the percentage of mutations attributable to replication errors, environmental exposures, and heredity varied by organ.

With new research and commercial test launches, clincians anticipate exciting new tools but judging quality and utility has become challenging.

The legal battle began last fall when LabCorp subsidiary Esoterix and Johns Hopkins University sued Myriad alleging infringement of four patents. 

International research teams collaborated to create five fully functioning synthetic yeast chromosomes, taking them one step closer to a whole synthetic genome.

Wealth in the Genes?

A trio of economists writes that, even after controlling for socio-economic factors, there's a relationship between genes and wealth, Fortune reports.

Two research groups reported on statistical methods for uncovering methylated cytosine and/or adenine bases using electrical current cues from Oxford Nanopore sequencers.

The researchers believe that by monitoring mtDNA copy number in blood, they will be able to identify people at risk for developing CHD who could benefit from preventative efforts.

A member of Henrietta Lacks says he is seeking compensation from Johns Hopkins University and will be filing a lawsuit, according to the Baltimore Sun.

The funding will, in part, support efforts to expand the project's catalog of functional elements and understand their roles in different contexts.

In Genome Research this week: American alligator genome assembly, microbiome of premature infants, and more.

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23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.

By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.

NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.

In Science this week: ancient genomes reveal social inequality within individual households, new method for quantifying genetic variation in gene dosage, and more.