Rare mutations in the ANXA11 gene showed up in cases with familial and sporadic forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Epidemiological clues and genotyping data from tens of thousands of individuals with or without Alzheimer's led to an age-specific polygenic risk score.
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.
Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.
Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.
By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.
In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.