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In PNAS this week: AMD risk allele is protective against choroidal thickening, p53 transcriptional program is altered in cancer-associated fibroblasts, and more.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: genetic nurture influences educational attainment, and more.

NRGene's software will be used to assemble the 12GB wild emmer wheat genome

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, an international team led by investigators at Columbia and Yale Universities unveiled previously unknown risk loci for IgA nephropathy, a kidney condi

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Rosetta Genomics announced today that it has begun collaborating with Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science on the development of new methods for the preparation of next-generation sequencing libraries for small RNAs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Weizmann Institute of Science has received a $50 million donation to fund operations at the new Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine (INCPM), which is located at the Weizmann campus in Rehovot, Israel.

Name:
Eytan Domany
Position:
Professor, physics of complex systems, Weizmann Institute of Science

A team of researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science said its approach, which found that protein-drug dynamics in multi-drug combinations can be predicted based on the dynamics in pairs of drugs, could be a way "to bypass the combinatorial explosion problem of research on drug combinations."

Prolor has the option to obtain from Yeda a license to develop a number of peptide drug candidates, including an anti-obesity peptide, using a delivery technology developed at the Weizmann Institute.

A group of researchers from Israel and the US report that they have characterized chromosomal abnormalities in different colorectal cancer stages and identified alterations associated with poor outcomes.

Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.