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The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

A Dutch famine during World War II led to life-long epigenetic changes in individuals whose mothers were pregnant with them at the time.

Researchers found methylation mediators of obesity and other metabolic features by profiling individuals born after a famine called the Dutch Hunger Winter.

Backed by €15 million in EU funding, the Ubiquitous Pharmacogenomics Consortium seeks to implement preemptive testing at seven healthcare systems by 2020.

One group pointed out differences between study group characteristics, while the other wondered about the role of patient preference.

Through exome and targeted sequencing, researchers identified de novo mutations in at least two genes involved in a condition called Möbius syndrome.

Three individuals in a 17th century burial carried genetic signatures associated with Bantu- and non-Bantu speaking populations in parts of Cameroon, Nigeria, and Ghana.

The panel may prove useful in clinical trials of drugs interfering with mutant gene expression, the researchers said.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Autoimmune molecular diagnostics firm Ignyta today said it is working with Leiden University Medical Center to evaluate epigenetic signatures of patients with early synovitis and rheumatoid arthritis.

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An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.

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