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The international team says its findings may explain the evolutionary reasons for the maintenance of coronary artery disease in human populations.

Researchers applied a SNP heritability model called LDAK to genetic data for a range of human traits, uncovering relatively high levels of variance explained by SNPs.

The partners will evaluate new biomarkers that they both find, and will assess the possibility for a preterm birth prognostic panel.

The technology involves analyzing susceptibility SNPs in order to predict a patient's likelihood of developing colorectal cancer.

The agreement gives Ventana access to results from a collaboration and licensing agreement that Transgenomic made separately with the University of Melbourne.

A clear unmet clinical need coupled with the persuasive study data suggests that it shouldn't be long before this type of testing is made available clinically.

The deal covers four of Transgenomic's liquid biopsy cancer assays, which detect actionable mutations associated with sensitivity or resistance to therapy.

The single-cell genomics center at the Monash Health Translation Precinct near Melbourne will be the first of its kind in Australia.

The Doherty Centre for Applied Microbial Genomics will use genomics to identify and track outbreaks of infectious disease, including antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Australian sheep blowfly

An international team has sequenced and started analyzing the genome of the parasitic blowfly Lucilia cuprina.

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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.