With tens of thousands of immune cell measurements for almost 500 individuals, researchers saw enhanced genetic influence over some adaptive immune traits.
The meta-analysis drew on studies conducted in both European and Chinese populations, and hinted at why lupus may be more common among East Asians.
Individuals with multiple primary colorectal cancers appear prone to germline immune-related gene mutations that may lead to mutationally heterogeneous tumors.
The team found more than a dozen microbe and gene associations that indicate heritability of certain traits in the gut microbiome.
Questions about the ethics of alerting people to their cancer risk without their consent have frustrated DeCode Genetics' vision of using genetics to improve public health.
A study using adjuvanted swine flu vaccine revealed age-related differences in early response and an adverse event-related expression signature.
The funding will support eight interdisciplinary research projects investigating the interactions between social phenomena, human biology, and behavior.
Researchers find that academic achievement is heritable, the Guardian reports.
The firm will perform sequencing and analysis with its X-Genome service for a study on the genetic causes of schizophrenia.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Human Longevity today announced a collaboration with King's College London to access and sequence the college's TwinsUK Registry.
The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.
The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.
The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.
In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.