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In Nature this week: genome-wide association study of 42 diseases among Japanese population, transfer RNA modifications, and more.
The GWAS of more than 200,000 Japanese individuals across 42 diseases identified 25 novel loci shared between Japanese and European populations.
Both studies emerged from the ongoing Human Cell Atlas project and could help scientists decide on the best approaches to use in various contexts.
The effort is focused on building an atlas of immune cell types found across a range of Asian population groups as part of the Human Cell Atlas project.
Retraction Watch reports that a fourth paper linked to the STAP stem cell scandal has now been retraction.
A large genome-wide association in breast cancer cases and controls from Japan led to common variants linked to disease risk at two new and nine known risk loci.
In PNAS this week: cytotoxic CD4 T cell signature in supercentenarians, evolutionary history of beetles, and more.
A single-cell transcriptome study found increased numbers of cytotoxic CD4 T cells, which could be an adaptation to the later stages of aging.
In Nature this week: GWAS of cigarette smoking behaviors, set of gene expression predictors for schizophrenia, and more.
A genome-wide association study of nearly 60 quantitative traits highlighted the links between genes, clinical measurements, and disease.
Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.
Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.
The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.
This week in Science: Neanderthal Y chromosomes replaced by Homo sapiens Y chromosomes, and more.