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New study finds bias against female lecturers among student course evaluations, the Economist reports.

The company said that it can distinguish patients suffering from lupus from those with other autoimmune diseases using its antibody array platform.

The European Commission recently awarded the researchers €1.5 million to probe the mechanics of heart failure using proteomic, genomic, and epidemiological approaches.

In the study, the partners will perform exome sequencing and whole-genome array genotyping on more than 9,000 individuals with diabetes or with diabetic relatives.

Initially studying pancreatic tissue, the team also linked their findings to methylation patterns in blood, suggesting the possibility of developing a non-invasive test.

The Swedish firm, a spinout of Lund University, will evaluate the array-based blood tests to confirm, rule out, and monitor the autoimmune disease.

Low-pass sequencing and digital PCR analysis of cell-free circulating tumor DNA could detect metastatic disease in primary breast cancer patients months before clinical diagnosis.

Researchers used SNP arrays to find that separate samples from the same tumors and from primary and metastatic tumors in children were highly genomically diverse.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have reported the first positive results from a study in which they treated a genetic subset of diabetes patients with a currently available drug that targets the suspected genetic architecture of their disease.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – While variants in the gene FTO have previously been associated with a propensity toward obesity, the University of Chicago's Marcelo Nóbrega and colleagues reported in Nature this week that those obesity-linked variants in FTO actually

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.