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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.

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

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The Los Angeles Times reports that a case of the novel coronavirus making people ill in China has been reported in the US. 

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill seeking increased funding for certain fields, including synthetic biology, ScienceInsider reports. 

Discover magazine writes that paleoproteomics is increasing being used in archaeology, paleoanthropology, and paleontology, including a recent study of a 6,000-year-old ring. 

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: mutagenic effects of ultraviolet "A" light, post-transcription effects of synonymous mutations, and more.