University of Edinburgh

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.

They demonstrated the applicability of the Simoa platform for nucleic acid detection, and miRNA detection in particular, as Quanterix prepares to launch a new system.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more