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Genomics plc will analyze de-identified genomics data for the consortium to inform pharmaceutical research and development investment decisions.

Living DNA can break down the origins of a customer’s ancestry into 21 distinct regions within Britain alone, as well as across 80 different worldwide populations.

Researchers uncovered 60 genomic loci associated with birth weight and found that those regions are also linked to risk for type 2 diabetes and other diseases.

Lasker Honorees

The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation has announced this year's recipients of its prizes honoring basic and clinical research.

Using genome sequence data from almost 65,000 individuals, researchers identified 39.2 million SNPs that can be applied to improved genotyping imputation.

The partnership is part of a broader agreement between Genome BC and Genomics England to share data and tools around cancer and rare and infectious diseases.

Genome sequences from Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates from the UK provided insights into transmission and resistance patterns.

Researchers detected a split between domestic dogs in East Asia and Western Eurasia that happened long after archeology suggests domestication took place.

Researchers discussed using WGS to predict antibacterial resistance, to inform influenza vaccine development, and to diagnose and build drug resistance profiles for tuberculosis.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: how Cas9 identifies its target DNA, and more.

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Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.