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In a Nature opinion piece, the University of Michigan's Shobita Parthasarathy argues for the use of the patent system to regulate gene editing.

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.

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.