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Researchers have uncovered methylation differences linked to altered oxytocin signaling among people with hypersexual disorder, New Scientist reports.

A Mendelian randomization analysis found visceral fat to be linked to cardiometabolic disease risk, especially type 2 diabetes risk in women.

In PLOS this week: reference bias effects in ancient genomics, tsetse fly genetic diversity, and more.

A twin study uncovers evidence that genes may influence whether someone gets a dog, Martha Stewart reports.

In PNAS this week: signals of natural selection among Indigenous populations of North America, population and social structures of several European Stone Age burial sites, and more.

Modern Grauer's gorillas have experienced a decline in genetic diversity, more so than mountain gorillas, even as both have experienced population decline.

A new analysis found kidney disease-related pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants in exomes for roughly 9 percent of individuals with chronic kidney disease.

Though the effect of reference bias was inconsistent, the authors of a new study said it highlights the need for tools or approaches to minimize it.

Led by researchers at BBMRI-ERIC, the effort intends to clarify how entities should share data, including genomics information, across institutions and countries.

In PNAS this week: effect of PD-L1 expression on immunotherapy response, endogenous retrovirus segregation in European rabbits, and more.

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GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

Certain plasma proteins could be used to gauge a person's age and whether they are aging well, according to HealthDay News.

In Science this week: approach to measure microRNA targeting efficiency, strategy to conduct high-throughput chemical screens at single-cell resolution, and more.