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A female mummy showing anatomical signs of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease was found to carry risky versions of seven heart disease-related SNPs.

Using a combination of genome-wide association and expression quantitative trait loci approaches, investigators uncovered shared and population-specific thyroid cancer risk loci.

The researchers have generated the most contiguous de novo assembly of a human genome to date and plan to use it as a reference for population sequencing projects.

Two teams  independently characterized Cpf1's on-target efficiency and off-target specificity, publishing their results last month.

Researchers detected mutations suspected of decreasing human cell binding when they sequenced several MERS-CoV isolates from last year's outbreak in South Korea.

The company will focus on gaining customers for its custom and pre-defined hybrid capture kits first in Southern California, and then across the US.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Institut Pasteur de Montevideo in Uruguay, Seoul National University, and Macrogen have launched the Urugenomes Project. The goal is to discover the genetic basis of different diseases in Uruguay as well as spur genetics research growth in Uruguay.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DNA Link, a Korean provider of microarrays for forensic analysis, has partnered with researchers at Seoul National University to identify the victims of a massacre that took place more than 60 years ago.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A Nature Genetics study spelled out the spicy findings from a genome sequencing and analysis study of the hot pepper, Capsicum annuum.

Using NanoString's nCounter technology, researchers from Pfizer and Seoul National University have developed an ALK test they hope will be as accurate as the gold standard fluorescence in situ hybridization test for identifying patients who could benefit from Pfizer's Xa

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.