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UK Biobank

Wired examines the implications and ramifications of research into links between genetics and socioeconomic status.

The project dovetails with a separate effort to sequence the whole exomes of the samples, the first 50,000 of which became available to researchers this month.

Researchers were able to classify 1,244 of 4,585 putatively clinically relevant rare variants genotyped on the UKB microarray as high quality.

An analysis of UK Biobank data finds hemochromatosis to be more prevalent than thought, according to the BBC.

Researchers uncovered nearly a hundred loci to general risk tolerance and hundreds more to particular risky behaviors.

With the recent introduction of its Reveal platform, the company behind the 1000 Genomes Project browser wants to unlock the potential of the UK Biobank dataset.

Using UK Biobank data, the researchers uncovered new variants in MC1R, as well as eight other variants, that influence whether someone has red hair.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of Aspergillus, atlas of genetic associations in the UK Biobank, and more.

Researchers documented genetic associations, trait heritability, and more with data from GWAS on 778 binary or non-binary traits in UK Biobank participants.

The phenome-wide association study focused on SNPs near potential drug target sites with ties to one or more phenotypes that might impact target suitability.

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University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.