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Scripps researchers estimate that there could have been as many as 30 different introductions of the Zika virus into Florida, Medscape Medical News says.

Researchers found evidence that mutations and age-related methylation signatures tend to persist in induced pluripotent stem cells from the elderly.

Investigators plan to expand the program nationwide, with the hope that it can help guide care for living family members and further understanding of causal diseases.

A molecular autopsy has aided a woman's search for why sudden cardiac death has stalked her family, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Genome sequences for 600 disease-free individuals over 80 years old suggest protective variants related to cognition may mitigate disease and boost healthspan.

The company said it has enlisted 23 academic and medical institutions to supply patient samples that will support the validation and launch of its tests.

The study will screen patients using a combination of genotyping and wireless sensors to develop a better diagnostic method. 

The price of WGS is at that "magic number" everyone has been waiting for, but is it enough to take genomics mainstream?

The goal of the Molecular Autopsy study is to identify genes that are associated with sudden death and previously unrecognized genetic mechanisms for the cases. 

Next-generation sequencing is steadily gaining acceptance in the healthcare community, but even ardent supporters of the technology cautioned at a recent conference that the approach should not be considered a silver bullet that can solve all previously intractable medical cases,

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Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.