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Stat News reports on how white supremacists cope with surprising genetic ancestry testing results.

Researchers saw partial overlap between variants influencing age-related methylation and neuronal patterns and those implicated in other traits or diseases.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: a protective gene in C. elegans, and combining EHRs with genetic data to ID HLA-associated variants

The technology is based on the work of UCLA's Steve Horvath, who has shown that DNA methylation age could predict all-cause mortality later in life.

Applied Biocode intends to have panel for identifying 18 gastrointestinal pathogens on the clinical market by the end of the year.

The company is aiming to uncover the cause of fibromyalgia and to identify new disease-specific genetic biomarkers.

The University of California, Los Angeles-led team said the approach outperformed two established classification methods.

The funding will, in part, support efforts to expand the project's catalog of functional elements and understand their roles in different contexts.

Using brain samples from individuals with or without autism spectrum disorder, researchers identified H3K27ac histone acetylation marks associated with ASD.

The projects focus on early treatment of prostate cancer and cataloguing mutations in difficult-to-diagnose diseases, among other things. 

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.