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An international team of researchers has uncovered leprosy in red squirrels of the British Isles.

The DNA foundries have been funded through an £18 million ($23.5 million) investment from the BBSRC and should all be fully operational by next year.

Heritability estimates for 12 complex diseases using family-based statistical models were inflated by 47 percent compared to modeling that accounts for shared environmental factors.

Researchers have linked human lifespan to two genetic variants located near Alzheimer's disease- and lung cancer-associated genes.

The PNAS study says foreign genes account for only 1 percent of tardigrade genomes, compared to 17 percent as claimed in a previous study.

The work, led by University of Bath's Laurence Hurst, also aims to identify regions of the genome where DNA can be safely inserted for gene therapy.

The investment from the UK will create an integrated biology research complex with lab space for 350 researchers and establish the Centre for Tissue Repair.

The methods could help researchers understand how ribonucleotides change the structure and function of DNA and chromatin.

The universities are partnering with Illumina to supply next-generation sequencing instruments to drive research in cancer, personalized medicine, and agriculture.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – KeyGene today announced it has licensed its sequencing-based genotyping technology to the University of Edinburgh for research purposes.

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In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.

Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.

Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.

In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.