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A University of Pennsylvania-led team found that genetic population structure in Africa is associated with geography, as well as with language and lifestyle.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.

The funding is being provided to a number of early-career investigators and collaborative research groups using genomics and other technologies.

The group aims to collect and sequence more than 2,500 blood samples by 2020 to improve primary diagnosis and treatment options for patients suffering from Parkinson's disease.

To the Wrong Cell

Researchers report on a case in which a CAR T-cell therapy was mistakenly delivered to a cancer cell, Stat News writes.

With RNA sequence, expression quantitative trait locus, genome-wide association, and other data, researchers identified disease-related genes in the kidney glomerulus and tubule compartments.

The researchers characterized how gene therapy affects the immune cell repertoires and microbiomes of X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency patients.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: retinitis pigmentosa gene therapy, role of microbiome in growth stunting, and more.

Plasmodium vivax parasites that infect humans have highly similar genomes to parasites that infect apes, a finding with possible disease-eradication consequences.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

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Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.