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Together with gene expression results from affected tissue, the findings suggest that drugs such as JAK inhibitors may be effective for the treatment of FFA.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.

Blame the Follicles

A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

A gene-environment analysis involving 10,346 twins suggests parents are more restrictive when feeding children who have a genetic propensity for weight gain.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

Through a meta-analysis of nearly 140,000 people, an international team of researchers tied 112 loci to increased intraocular pressure, a glaucoma risk factor.

Researchers used UK Biobank data to uncover genetic loci — many linked to pigmentation processes, but also novel ones — associated with being able to tan.

A Phase III randomized trial uncovered enhanced carboplatin response in advanced triple-negative breast cancer patients with germline mutations affecting BRCA1/2.

The international team of researchers uncovered more than 100 loci, mostly novel, through their analysis of a cohort of nearly 300,000 people.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

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Wired reports on how genetic genealogy's use in forensics has exploded in the year since an arrest in the Golden State Killer case was made.

Retraction Watch reports that the increase in retracted papers at a journal is due to more resources there to tackle publication ethics.

New York City has settled with a forensic scientist who was fired after questioning a DNA testing approach used by the medical examiner's office, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: technique for measuring replication fork movement, WINTHER trial results, and more.