Targeted sequencing on isolates collected in Saudi Arabia led to 16 rare, non-tuberculosis Mycobacterium species from individuals with lung or other infections.
In a cohort of some 300 people with intellectual disability, a genomic approach offered a likely diagnosis some 60 percent of the time.
Along with known contributors to thyroid cancer, researchers detected mutations that were associated with aggressive cases and metastasis.
The Saudi Arabian research team analyzed the autozygomes and exomes of 31 families and found a strong candidate variant in 90 percent of them.
Researchers in Saudi Arabia sequenced the exomes of women having trouble conceiving and found a mutation that appears to halt early embryonic development.
Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.
Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.
Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.
In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.