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An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Investigators identified changes in methylation at neurobiology-related genes when comparing blood methylation in twin pairs discordant for ALS.

The Irish Times looks into whether everyone benefits the same from advice to exercise and eat right.

Researchers find that energy drinks could be dangerous for patients with familial long QT syndrome, according to Live Science.

A genomic analysis of melanoma subtypes affecting the skin, mucosal tissues, and hands or feet found a range of mutations and structural changes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Officials in Australia today launched a two-year, A$5.5 million (US$5.7 million) initiative to identify the common genetic mutations that cause melanoma.

The research combined discovery-driven and targeted approaches and adds to a growing list of proteomics work directed at companion diagnostics.

Using hundreds of microsatellite markers, researchers from Australia and the US have developed a genetic linkage map for the saltwater crocodile.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.