University of Edinburgh

When researchers sequenced some 800 global Staphylococcus aureus isolates, they saw signs of previous jumps from humans to domestic animals and beyond.

A new study in Nature Communications finds a genetic correlation between cognitive function and eyesight.

The funding will support the university's MRC Human Genetics Unit, which is investigating the genetic underpinnings of human health and disease.

The researchers used UK Biobank data to identify loci linked to depression and identify gene sets involved in excitatory neurotransmission and mechanosensory behavior.

NPR reports that researchers are examining the microbial makeup of cow rumens.

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.

In Genome Biology this week: new hot pepper reference genomes, comparison of variant classification algorithms, and more.

New male pattern baldness candidates turned up in an analysis of more than 70,000 individuals, including UK Biobank participants profiled for a prior baldness GWAS.

To Long Life

Researchers link genetic links between education and smoking and longevity.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: gene expression catalog for sheep, viral diversity among respiratory samples from camels, and more.

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.