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UMich's Arul Chinnaiyan plans to use the funding to develop new tools and technologies to identify biomarkers for cancer diagnosis and treatment.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: new susceptibility loci for diverticular disease, and more.

Genes and pathways related to mesenchymal biology, connective tissue, and conditions like obesity came to the forefront when researchers analyzed the new susceptibility loci.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: statistical method for overcoming case-control imbalance issues, and more.

With data from more than a million people, researchers found 111 new or known atrial fibrillation-related loci, providing clues to the condition's biology.

Researchers found that the attending surgeon accounts for more than 17 percent of the variance in genetic testing among breast cancer patients.

The findings support the neural crest hypothesis of domestication, which says common changes seen in domesticated animals are due to developmental alterations.

A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.

A University of Michigan-led team found that the lncRNA ARLNC1 forms a feedback loop with the androgen receptor to promote progression in prostate cancer.

At least half a dozen cancer phenotypes showed significant associations with GWAS variant-based polygenic risk scores in a new phenome-wide association study.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.