Investigators narrowed in on genes involved in placentation and appetite during a GWAS focused on a severe form of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.

Through its large network of ambulatory labs, the university's pathology and lab medicine department is evaluating a BioFire rapid diagnostic test for the flu. 

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: hierarchical fine-mapping approach, genomic and sub-genomic variations in lab porcine epidemic diarrhea virus strains, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Using post-mortem data, researchers explored similarities and differences between autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, alcoholism, and depression.

Will They Renew?

As the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine runs out of funds, NPR asks whether states will again fund stem cell research.

Two studies appearing in JAMA Neurology respectively examined how variants linked to Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease contribute to the conditions.

Follow the Warbler

Variants affecting thrill-seeking genes might help birds adapt to climate change, according to New Scientist.

University of California, Los Angeles, researchers investigate gene therapy as an HIV treatment, Gizmodo reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: three-dimensional chromosome structure, ovarian cancer immunopeptidome, and more.


Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.