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According to the Associated Press, three universities and a healthcare institution are sharing a gift of $1 billion.

Visium, which provides gene expression information along with spatial information from the same tissue sample, will be shipped later next month.

Presenters at the 2019 annual meeting's opening plenary spoke about merging technologies in order to individualize care for their patients.

In a set of new studies, members of an international team mapped gene variation, expression, and regulatory interactions in developing and adult human brains.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.

A multi-region analysis of colorectal cancers suggests samples from opposite sides of a tumor can help trace early, invasiveness-related tumor characteristics.

Investigators narrowed in on genes involved in placentation and appetite during a GWAS focused on a severe form of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.

In PLOS this week: approach to diagnose hemorrhagic fevers, recessive disease mutations in mixed-breed dogs, and more.

Mutations within BCL7A, BRWD3, and AUTS2 were more common among African Americans, while TP53 and IRF4 mutations were more frequent among Caucasians.

The funding will support research examining the epigenomic effects of social experiences and how they relate to health disparities.

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Gene editing could be an issue competitive sports need to address soon, four researchers from Arizona State University write at Slate.

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

In his look back at the past decade, BuzzFeed News' Peter Aldhous writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing has led to "Facebook for genes."

In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.