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The British company has announced the results of two studies showcasing the ability of its EpiSwitch platform to diagnose and stage breast cancer and ALS patients.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

Data from hundreds of individuals suggest that the country's populations are genetically diverse, with a long history of genetic isolation and differentiation.

Phylogenetic patterns for more than 2,200 dengue viruses collected in Asia over almost 60 years suggest air travel hubs have contributed to the virus' spread in the region.

TreeWAS provides a method for identifying gene variant-phenome associations in heterogenous biobank data without compromising phenotypic resolution.

Results from a set of new studies suggest Zika virus circulated undetected for long periods of time before producing infections described in recent outbreaks.

Nova Satra said it will use the EpiSwitch technology to develop and commercialize non-invasive breast cancer testing across 13 territories in Asia.

Copy number alterations in red blood cell invasion receptor-related genes that are more common in some African populations appear to protect against severe malaria.

Analyses of Clostridium difficile isolates from hundreds of European hospitals led to clusters of apparent hospital-acquired cases and of infections with other potential sources.

Decisions, Decisions

At the Conversation, the University of Oxford's Michael Macklay writes that learning genetic risk of disease is a personal decision.

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The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.

In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.