Most modern American dogs share little to no ancestry with the native, pre-European contact American dogs, but a transmissible cancer is closely related.
Two studies have found that analyzing the timing of horizontal gene transfer events can help date microbial phylogenies.
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Family members with diabetes and others with insulinomatosis both harbor the same missense MAFA mutation.
Reuters reports that UK researchers have tested a new approach to screening for Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders.
The firm will hold the intellectual property for its cell capture and analysis technology as QMUL files patents for recent findings using the Parsortix system.
The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium has systematically studied knockout mice to find new disease models and candidate disease genes.
New research has identified circulating cell subtypes with ties to better or worse outcomes in individuals with prostate cancer.
DNA methylation changes at two markers can differentiate anal cancer and high-grade anal intraepithelial neoplasms from low-grade and benign samples.
A number of these loci were linked to blood pressure medication targets, and the researchers developed a genetic risk score.
Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.
Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.
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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.