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This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: biobank for sleeping sickness research, skin microbiome of cats with allergies, and more.

Roughly one-third of castration-resistant prostate cancer cases appear to involve rearrangements affecting the androgen receptor gene.

The University of Minnesota's Shilpa Gupta will work with Biocept on a study aimed at providing clinical support for the use of the firm's PD-L1 and AR tests.

CRISPR is the paradigm now in research applications, but companies with IP rights to TALENs and zinc finger nucleases are pushing forward with those technologies.

A group from the University of Minnesota found that quantitative and qualitative errors in NGS library prep could be eliminated by changing four parameters in a common workflow.

The researchers have received $2 million to support three years of study and the production of legal guidelines for translating genomic medicine into clinical applications.

The researchers will receive $2 million over three years to study the legalities of translating genomic medicine into clinical applications.

A draft guidance issued by the US Food and Drug Administration regarding fecal microbiota transplants may affect how stool banks operate.

Researchers assessed similarities and differences in the gut microbes of BaAka hunter-gatherers and Bantu agriculturists in the Central African Republic.

Wolf and colleagues recently published a series of articles that included recommendations on how and when to share genomic data with research subjects' relatives.

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The apple has traveled westward and eastward along the Silk Road, according to a new genetic analysis.

In Nature this week: GWAS data used to reposition drugs for psychiatric use, and more.

Genetic disease risk information doesn't always spur people to make healthy lifestyle changes, according to the Associated Press.

A University of California, San Diego-led team has used liquid biopsies to uncover possible treatments for patients with cancers of unknown primary.