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In PNAS this week: links between the gut microbiome and multiple sclerosis, and more.

The researchers used this approach to show how non-coding variation associated with human immune dysfunction alters context-specific gene programs. 

The consortium aims to advance the use of genomics in the clinic, with a particular  focus on diverse and underserved patient populations.

The $10 million donation from Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan should accelerate data sharing and alleviate shortage in bioinformatics expertise.

The gift will support work being done by Atul Butte using publicly availably health data to gain new insights on disease.

The firm recently released two droplet digital PCR-based assays that can characterize edits generated by CRISPR-Cas9 or other genome editing tools.

Focusing on drugs that appeared to reverse cancer-related gene expression signatures, researchers identified candidate compounds that thwarted cancer cell lines.

This finding has the potential to expand the current utility of the panel to identify an important subgroup of people who would benefit from less treatment, the firm said. 

The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center has installed GenomOncology's GO Clinical Workbench to support the institution's UCSF500 NGS panel.

A metagenomic test of spinal fluid found that a man's encephalitis was due to a tapeworm, Scientific American reports.

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A letter criticizing actions by the US government and research institutions toward Chinese and Chinese-American scientists has garnered more than a hundred signatories.

NPR reports that researchers in New York are investigating whether it is possible to edit the genomes of human sperm.

In an opinion piece at the Nation, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher argues that everyone should be able to access prenatal genetic testing.

In Nature this week: ancient DNA uncovers presence of Mediterranean migrants at a Himalayan lake, and more.