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The team saw risky mutations in colorectal cancer, polyp, and Lynch syndrome-related genes in almost 4 percent of CRC patients diagnosed at 72 years old, on average.

Discover's The Crux blog writes that the expression of some genes ramp up after an organism dies.

The software, presented at the ISMB/ECCB conference, helps researchers fill in gaps in the human epigenome thanks to 3D deep-learning techniques.

The longtime quest of one Microsoft data scientist to stop infant crib deaths has grown into a genomics and AI research program with lofty goals.

In Nature this week: a genome-wide association study of peripheral artery disease among US veterans, and more.

The researchers found that background TP53 gene mutations increase with age and could affect efforts to develop liquid biopsy-based cancer screening tests.

In PLOS this week: novel loci linked to QRS duration in Hispanic/Latino populations, group B Streptococcus in Southeast Asia, and more.

The virology department at UW will offer a number of support services to diagnostics developers, including particular expertise in digital PCR and sequencing technologies.

In Nature this week: technique for measuring replication fork movement, WINTHER trial results, and more.

Common non-coding variants, along with rarer coding alterations, appear to contribute to a developmental disease with bowel and other gastrointestinal symptoms.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.