A meta-analysis of hundreds of thousands of individuals led to several dozen rare or low-frequency variants with relatively pronounced effects on height.
A phylogenetic analysis of gut microbial communities in the Inuit population revealed broad similarities to gut microbiomes from individuals in the city of Montreal.
With a newly sequenced genome for the photosynthetic dinoflagellate Symbiodinium kawagutii, researchers delved into the roots of coral reef endosymbiosis.
The sensor features a DNA-based steric hindrance method, and can detect the presence of antibodies in whole blood in less than 10 minutes.
Researchers from Canada and France identified rare, missense mutations in the POC5 gene in French Canadian families with idiopathic scoliosis.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, Spanish researchers reported on the recombination events contributing to Legionella pneumophila outbreaks in Spain over more than a decade.
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The results suggest that a large number of genes may be involved in schizophrenia, and could explain why previous linkage and genome-wide association studies have only been modestly successful.
By tracking down and characterizing germline de novo mutations in two families sequenced through the 1000 Genomes Project pilot, researchers have gotten a peek at the variability that exists in these mutation rates.
Young scientists at two Quebec universities have received fellowship awards from the Cole Foundation to study two diseases that affect young people.
An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.
In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.
Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.