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This Week in PLOS

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

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: strategy for reactivating Rett syndrome-linked MECP2, small molecules able to suppress Staphylococcus aureus virulence, and more.

The researchers are taking a transcriptome-wide approach to identifying and validating common genes that affect genetic risk in both breast and ovarian cancers.

An op-ed in the Washington Post calls for expanding DNA databases to reduce crime rates.

Investigators characterized expression activity in kidney grafts from a group of transplant recipients who remained rejection-free without immunosuppression.

Investigators began unraveling ties between gut microbial community membership and severe amebic infections using samples from dozens of children in Bangladesh.

Researchers implemented qPCR on TaqMan Array Cards to find six pathogens are responsible for up to 90 percent of childhood diarrhea at seven sites in Africa and Asia.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US government has the fundamental regulatory authorities it needs to oversee the rapidly growing field of synthetic biology, but some types of plant and microbial engineering pose challenges that will require policy responses, though not necessarily new regulations, acc

ZyGem LLC, a former US subsidiary of New Zealand-based biotech firm ZyGem Limited, is no longer in business after a group of former employees and contractors earlier this year filed a petition with a federal court to force the company into Chapter 7 bankruptcy for debts owed,

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

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