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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.

Adverse Eye Effect

Riken researchers conducting a trial of an iPS cell treatment of age-related macular degeneration say a patient experienced swelling, according to the Japan Times.

Such an atlas could enable investigators to understand how genetic variants impact disease risk, define drug toxicities, improve therapies, and advance regenerative medicine.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomic regions affecting parental care in mice, and more.

A pair of studies also uncovered atrial fibrillation risk loci specific to East Asian populations, particularly near SH3PXD2A.

The FANTOM consortium generated an atlas of nearly 30,000 human long non-coding RNAs that suggests more than 19,000 of them are functional.

The researchers will use single-cell genomics and other approaches to generate information that could ultimately be used to diagnose, monitor, and treat disease.

A team of researchers has characterized the mutations commonly found in liver cancer, and suggests that the disease may be genomically heterogeneous.

Through a genome-wide association study, a team of researchers from Riken uncovered three loci linked to peripheral artery disease susceptibility.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.