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Using data for nearly 45,000 epilepsy cases and controls, researchers identified loci contributing to focal epilepsy, genetic generalized epilepsy, or unclassified epilepsy.

The study provided whole-exome diagnostic sequencing for 106 newborns with hearing loss while also offering optional screening results for genes associated with childhood-onset conditions.

The amplicon sequencing method, called resistance mutation sequencing (RM-seq), may help in detecting resistance earlier than traditional techniques.

The consortium sequenced the bread wheat variety Chinese Spring, which has been used to develop genetic resources used by wheat researchers.

Two new studies have uncovered expression-defined T cell subsets that seem to coincide with better or worse outcomes in breast cancer or non-small cell lung cancer.

New tumor profiling papers stemming from prior clinical trials led to informative mutations in early-stage, ER+/HER2- breast cancer and lung squamous cell carcinoma.

Years and Years

A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

This Week in PLOS

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

The partners are aiming to broaden the applicability of Genetic Technologies' BrevaGenplus breast cancer risk assessment test.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: Tasmanian tiger genome sequence, 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Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.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.