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The researchers will combine genomic analysis with environmental and mobile device data from 1,200 participants to try to better understand the disease.

Researchers in the US and Europe are implementing pathogen sequencing surveillance programs to track infectious diseases within hospitals.

Epic Sciences will donate its No Cell Left Behind platform to the clinical trial, which will enroll about 1,000 patients over three years.

The program will be led by computational scientist Adam Margolin and focus on integrating large-scale data analysis and genomic technologies to speed drug discoveries.

Screening of disease-linked cell types might bolster drug discovery efforts in schizophrenia, according to a proof-of-concept study.

Counselors in Demand

Mount Sinai's Eric Schadt writes at Spectrum that genetic counselors help people cope with incidental genetic findings.

An analysis of post-mortem brain transcripts led to Alzheimer's-related alternative gene splicing and expression events, including those influenced by known risk alleles.

In urothelial cancer, the presence of a gene signature stemming from stromal cells seemed to interfere with anti-PD-1 drug response in tumors with infiltrating T-cells.

The groups will conduct a study evaluating the benefits of targeted next-generation sequencing in the diagnosis and care of infants with genetic disorders.

The platform integrates whole exome and RNA sequencing for downstream RNA-based drug repurposing to treat patients with relapsed multiple myeloma.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.