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An international team of researchers used ancient and modern genome sequences to examine the admixture and population history of Finland.

In the Finnish GeneRisk study, patients at high risk for heart disease were especially motivated to take action if their polygenic risk score was high.

Along with a polygenic risk score enhanced in migraine sufferers, new research reveals a high-frequency variant implicated in cold adaptation and migraine in Europeans.

Researchers are working on RNA inference-based pesticides for crops, according to Digital Trends.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: small bowel adenocarcinoma mutation signatures, omic analysis of M. tuberculosis strains, and more.

Amgen will use BC Platforms' tools and services to study data in multiple indications, including cardiovascular and bone diseases, hematological malignancies, and other cancers.

The project, dubbed FinnGen, was announced this week and is slated to run through mid-2023.

Labcyte and the University of Helsinki's Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland have expanded their partnership to include multiple new applications.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genome and transcriptome sequencing study of tobacco plants, molecular effects of cytochrome c oxidase mutations, and more.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: variability in iPSCs, the silver birch, and more.

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A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.