McGill University

Using data for more than 500,000 individuals, researchers found 15 fracture-linked loci and saw genetic interactions between fracture and bone mineral density.

The effort aims to sequence at least 150 animals, plants, and microbes selected for their potential benefits to Canada in the next three years.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: tick salivary transcriptome, genetic risk scores for type 1 diabetes, and more.

Partnering with researchers at McGill University, the Johns Hopkins team that developed the method has now demonstrated its power in a much larger group of patients.

Genome Canada and its partners recently funded two new initiatives with C$255 that will back precision medicine, genomics, and technology development.

Stat News reports that researchers are not good at predicting whether a clinical trial will be successful.

In a study of nearly 45,000 people, researchers found that two variants in LPA each increase aortic stenosis risk by about a third, and about twofold in combination.

A study of gene expression data from 173 breast cancer patients identified subtype-specific associations between molecular processes in tumor and blood cells. 

Bit Too Confident

PLOS Biology study finds that cancer researchers tend to overestimate the extent to which preclinical studies may be reproducible.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: MicrobiomeAnalyst, Cancer PanorOmics, and more

Pages

The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.