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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. 

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.

Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.