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This Week in Nature

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 New York Times Magazine examines gender discrimination at the Salk Institute.

Science reports that MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three researchers over foreign tie concerns.

A second death in gene therapy trial for type 1 spinal muscular atrophy is under investigation, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.