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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.

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

The analysis also traced the origins of the retroviruses to the ancient ocean and found that they broadly diverged alongside their hosts.

The grant, made through Innovate UK, will specifically fund a collaboration between Oxford Genetics and researchers at the University of Oxford.

The test is based on MDNA's Mitomic technology, which enables the isolation of mitochondrial DNA in circulation that may be used as biomarkers.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.