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A genetic alteration appears to increase heart failure risk among people of African descent, according to the Washington Post.

Using RNA sequencing, researchers profiled gene expression patterns in cutaneous leishmaniasis lesions, identifying a handful of genes with treatment-associated expression.

LiveScience reports that a novel mutation in the LPL gene was uncovered in three siblings with very high triglyceride levels.

Although the study was small, the investigators believe it provides proof of principle for the usefulness of cell-free DNA to prognose and monitor glioblastomas.

In PNAS this week: analysis of extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain, regulation of obesity-linked gene, and more.

In an op-ed at the Washington Post, the University of Pennsylvania's Ravi Parikh writes that research conducted by for-profit companies shouldn't be overlooked.

In PNAS this week: researchers compare two high-grade neuroendocrine lung cancers, height among ancient Europeans, and more.

Researchers applied a polygenic risk score to estimate the genetically predicted height of ancient Europeans and compared that to skeletal data.

Researchers have found that dogs' behavioral traits are influences by their breeds' genetic makeup, Science News reports.

In PNAS this week: C2CD4A gene involved in insulin secretion, chromosome rearrangements in recurring S. aureus infections, and more.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.