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A number of these loci were linked to blood pressure medication targets, and the researchers developed a genetic risk score.

British researchers examined ash dieback disease susceptibility markers among ash trees in the UK and continental Europe.

Exome sequencing data for hundreds of testicular germ cell tumor patients led to the discovery of rare mutations affecting cilia-microtubule genes.

Tapping data for hundreds of thousands of individuals, three teams uncovered overlaps between blood pressure and other metabolic and immune traits.

Investigators looked at potential health impacts for the rare, homozygous loss-of-function mutations they detected in 3,200 British-Pakistani individuals.

Three Markers

A Queen Mary University of London-led team reports on a three-protein biomarker panel for early stage pancreatic cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new study suggests related, but previously undescribed, Ranavirus species are wreaking havoc on a range of amphibian hosts in Spain.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new Nature Genetics study hints that a combination of ineffective control strategies and new adaptations by Mycobacterium tuberculosis populations have con

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Direct transmission of Clostridium difficile from one patient to another may be a less common mode of infection than anticipated in some healthcare settings, according to a new Genome Biology study.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.