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This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: analysis of ancient human parvovirus B19, Toxoplasma gondii genotypes, and more.

The researchers will analyze thousands of DNA samples to characterize the role of two specific environmental factors that interact with genetics in cocaine addiction.

With the funding, UTHealth's Wenjin Zheng will form the Data Science and Informatics Core for Cancer Research.

Both institutions aim to develop novel liquid biopsy approaches that would improve physicians' ability to diagnose, monitor, and treat cancer patients. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An albino Western lowland gorilla nicknamed Snowflake was likely the product of inbreeding between wild gorillas, according to a genome sequencing study in BMC Genomics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Three Texas Medical Center institutions have received $20 million to continue funding the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, which conducts a range of genomics-related and other research projects and core labs aimed at moving scientific discoveries toward

Wafergen has been forging partnerships with a variety of academic institutions and companies to gain feedback on SmartChip prior to its launch later this year and to generate revenues through sales of SmartChip consumables.

In an interview with PCR Insider, Greg Shipley, director of the Quantitative Genomics Core Laboratory at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, discussed the technique and how UTHSCH researchers are using it.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.