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These differentially variable positions appear to implicate stress response in rheumatoid arthritis development and possibly in other autoimmune conditions.

A heterozygous variant upstream of the BRCA1 translation start site was uncovered in all individuals in these two families with hypermethylated BRCA1 promoters.

In PLOS this week: non-coding RNA function in yeast, transcriptomic profiles of malaria parasites, and more.

Analysis of ancient DNA from mummies known as the Two Brothers finds they are half-brothers, according to Science News.

An integrated analysis of 30 soil microbiome datasets suggests that common bacterial taxa may be less useful ecological indicators compared to much rarer taxa.

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The Guardian reports that a new genetic risk test for breast cancer may give clearer risk estimates.

In a retrospective cohort study of Lynch syndrome patients, researchers found that cancer onset varied both by which gene was mutated and how it was altered.

A new analysis finds that collagen thought to have belonged to Tyrannosaurus rex was likely contamination, the International Business Times reports.

University of Manchester researchers describe their design for DNA computing, according to Popular Mechanics.

The circulating tumor cell-based classifier had an overall accuracy of 89 percent for small-cell lung cancer patients, the researchers reported.

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ScienceInsider reports that rude and unprofessional paper reviewers are common and can have harmful effects.

The US Senate has confirmed Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, according to the New York Times.

CNBC reports Apple is partnering with Color Genomics to offer its employees free DNA screening for disease.

In Science this week: researchers use CRISPR tool to find gut microbiome molecules involved in immunity, and more.