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A large genome-wide association meta-analysis and follow-up analyses revealed eight risk loci involving SNPs previously associated with body traits, metabolism, and psychiatric risk.

MGI and Karolinska's Centre for Translational Microbiome Research will work together to investigate the role of the microbiome in human health.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.

Two new studies of stage I to III CRC suggest that the presence of ctDNA in the months after surgery or chemotherapy can help identify patients who go on to relapse.

A CTC and ctDNA analysis suggests that the number of alterations affecting the androgen receptor can offer survival insights for TP53 mutation-free advanced cancer cases.

The analysis uncovered established subtypes and added new classifications, while also identifying a potential new treatment target.

The projects, set to begin this year, concern prostate cancer, infectious diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, heart disease, and sleep disorders.

In PLOS this week: map of breakpoints in individuals with complex chromosomal rearrangements, sequence of virus that infects African armyworm, and more.

DNA sequence data from hundreds of individuals suggest that age, smoking, and alcohol use coincide with the expansion of clones containing NOTCH1 and PPM1D mutations.

The funding is being provided to a number of early-career investigators and collaborative research groups using genomics and other technologies.

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The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.