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Sema4 announces a new test to look for more diseases among newborn's genes, Technology Review reports.

New research suggests that some risky and protective variants in the LRRK2 gene have shared genetic effects in Crohn's disease and Parkinson's disease.

Sema4, spun out of Mount Sinai earlier this year, will standardize its two major labs on the Core Informatics Platform for Science as it looks to grow.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: Tasmanian tiger genome sequence, and more.

With RNA sequencing on blood samples taken before, during, and after peanut exposure, investigators searched for acute allergy-related genes and cell types.

Participants in the pilot will begin developing the capabilities required for the planned data commons, including making data transparent and interoperable.

A Mount Sinai team performed targeted sequencing on non-small cell lung cancer samples to find mutations with clinical implications.

The partners will integrate genomic analyses and de-identified clinical data into Goldfinch's genomic registry of kidney disease patients.

Exome sequences for thousands of people revealed rare, inherited mutations and de novo mutations in a significant subset of congenital heart disease cases. 

With exome and/or RNA sequences for dozens of insulinomas, researchers saw epigenetic, development, and other pathways prompting insulin-producing cell expansion.


Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.