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Researchers analyzed a dozen genomes from individuals who lived in Morocco or Iberia during the Neolithic to find a complex population history in North Africa.

The agreement will combine LexaGene's microfluidic instrument and targeted sequencing technology developed at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

By using array-synthesized guide-donor oligonucleotide pairs, the team's gene editing technique allows accurate and detectable phenotyping in yeast cells.

A study of more than 5,000 breast cancer patients found that multi-gene sequencing has rapidly replaced BRCA1/2-only tests, resulting in better pathogenic variant detection but also higher VUS rates.

MIT and Stanford computer scientists developed a technique for secure, massively scalable genomic analysis that they hope will unleash greater data sharing.

Using a mass cytometry method called EpiTOF, researchers profiled histone modifications and variants in a range of immune cell types across individuals of different ages.

In analyses of multiple traits and diseases, investigators uncovered loss-of-function or truncating changes with apparent protective effects.

So Many Choices

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

A Color Genomics collaborator reported that nearly half of first-degree relatives who were invited for reduced-cost testing in cancer-related genes opted to participate.

The automated tool AMELIE is designed to prioritize candidate genes found in individuals with Mendelian disease, aiding in exome analyses and diagnoses.

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.