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In a large group of participants followed for decades, baseline body mass index outperformed a SNP-based obesity risk score for predicting midlife weight.

In PLOS this week: consequences of double-strand DNA break repair in E. coli, KRAS mutations in circulating tumor DNA samples, and more.

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of eight psychiatric conditions led to new and known risk loci, and revealed three distinct groups of conditions.

The researchers believe their findings could be used to change how patients' risk for breast cancer, colon cancer, or heart disease is calculated.

With genome sequencing, investigators tracked down a sole stool donor carrying the same multi-drug resistant form of Escherichia coli found in two FMT recipients with bacteremia.

A study presented at ASHG Tuesday showed that newly identified schizophrenia risk genes appear to have some overlap with genes involved in autism spectrum disorder.

The Irvine, California-based firm said its "Revolution" system offer recovery rates of 70 to 90 percent across a wide range of liquid sample volumes.

CareDx will use NanoString's new Human Organ Transplant panel to develop HistoMap, a gene expression profiling test to identify allograft rejection.

Researchers linked 16 genetic loci to diabetic kidney disease, including a common missense mutation in the COL4A3 gene that appears to be protective.

The award will fund optimization of the Hemopurifier exosome isolator, with an eye towards developing applications in cancer research and clinical care.

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Following its departure from the European Union, the UK is to implement a fast-track visa program aimed at attracting scientific talent to Britain, according to BBC News.

ScienceInsider reports that researchers in Brazil are concerned that a creationist was chosen to run the agency that oversees graduate study programs there.

The Washington Post reports that researchers are quickly analyzing the coronavirus that has been causing illness and sharing their findings.

In PLOS this week: common variant associated with BMI in Arctic populations, analysis of microRNA markers associated with being born small for gestational age, and more.