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An Australian team has sequenced some 4,000 healthy individuals over 70 years old for the Medical Genome Reference Bank database.

The tool uses magnetic, gold-coated electrodes to detect microRNA in blood within a concentration range of 10 attomolar to 1 nanomolar in 30 minutes.

Researchers profiling pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors detected inherited cancer-related mutations in nearly one-fifth of affected individuals.

Pharmacy chain Walgreens seeks to terminate its relationship with Theranos, and may be exploring one with 23andMe.

Scientists found that extinctions of many species during the last glacial period coincided with periods of rapid warming.

The new assay uses high-resolution melt curve analysis to detect variations in genes that lead some people to spontaneously clear hepatitis C viral infections.

After receiving ISO certification and publishing studies on its technology in 2014, the Australian MDx firm is targeting a launch of its meningitis test in 2015.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Benitec Biopharma today announced a licensing agreement with the University of New South Wales for use of the university's RNAi technology and to develop a companion diagnostic to identify patients who may develop resistance to chemotherapy.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Griffith University in Australia announced on Tuesday a collaboration to sequence DNA from ancient human remains to determine the origins of populations from Southeast Asian and Australia.

American, African, and Australian researchers reported today that the have sequenced the complete genomes of two individuals from southern Africa, one of whom is Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and the exomes of three others.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.