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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.

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.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.