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In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.

The Epigenetics For Female Personalised Cancer Care (EpiFemCare) project recently published its findings in two papers in the journal Genome Medicine.

The model aims to uncover stroke patients at high, medium, or low risk of cerebral amyloid angiopathy, which is linked to additional strokes or dementia.

Based on their genome-wide association study, investigators argued that the dementia condition is not simply an extension of Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease.

The team said that by understanding why some members of this family don't feel pain, they could unearth new drug targets to treat others with chronic pain.

The Philosopher's DNA

The Telegraph reports that philosopher Jeremy Bentham is to have his DNA tested.

With new gene sequencing panels, investigators made firm or possible diagnoses in almost one-third of undiagnosed autoinflammation and vasculitis cases.

Researchers led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute also reported that combined chromothripsis and amplification might be a driving mechanism of osteosarcoma.

Saphetor's software-as-a-service platform automatically annotates and classifies genetic variants from next-generation sequencing data.

Researchers applied a SNP heritability model called LDAK to genetic data for a range of human traits, uncovering relatively high levels of variance explained by SNPs.

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The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.